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Administrative Orders Manual

Document Index

Document Name Document Type Subject Description
3-1 Administrative Order AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITIES Authority and responsibilities of the Chief of Police.
3-2 Administrative Order COMMAND STAFF RESPONSIBLITIES The purpose of this policy is to describe the roles and responsibilities of command staff from the ranks Commander through Assistant Chief.
3-3 Administrative Order CHIEF'S STAFF The Goal of the Chief's Staff is to provide the Chief of Police with the best support possible in the areas of financial management, legal assistance, administrative support and media relations in order to effectively and efficiently operate the Department through the following organizational components and positions:
3-4 Administrative Order FIELD SERVICES BUREAU The goal of Field Services Bureau is the preservation of peace and order; the prevention and detection of crime; the apprehension of offenders; the protection of person and property, the performance of the multitude of tasks relating to public welfare and safety.
3-5 Administrative Order INVESTIGATIVE BUREAU The Goal of the Investigative Bureau is to provide effective and efficient support services to the Department through the following Divisions/Sections: Special Investigation Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Scientific Evidence Division, Property Crimes Division, and the Real Time Crime Center.
3-6 Administrative Order SPECIAL SERVICES BUREAU The goal of the Special Services Bureau is to provide effective and efficient support services to the Department through the preservation of peace and order; the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders; the protection of person and property, the performance of the multitude of tasks relating to public welfare and safety.
3-7 Administrative Order PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY BUREAU Under the direction of the Assistant Chief of Police, the Professional Accountability Bureau is comprised of the Public Information Officer, Emergency Communications Division, Internal Affairs Division, Operations Review, Force Investigation Team, and Field Services.
3-8 Administrative Order ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT BUREAU The Administrative Support Bureau is comprised of Records, Fiscal, Planning, and the Audit and Policy Unit.
3-9 Administrative Order SUPERVISORY LEADERSHIP It is the purpose of this policy to provide APD sworn and non-sworn personnel with guidance associated with the roles and duties of supervisors.
3-10 Administrative Order SWORN PERSONNEL POSITIONS Sworn Personnel Position Descriptions
3-11 Administrative Order SENIORITY Department policy is to recognize seniority among all personnel based on specific legal criteria.
3-12 Administrative Order DUTY ASSIGNMENTS AND TRANSFERS Department policy is to provide a structured process for duty assignments and transfers.
3-13 Administrative Order TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT/ACTIVITY On occasion, it may be necessary to temporarily assign Department employees to a unit or activity other than their regular assignment to enhance the effective and efficient operation of the Department.
3-14 Administrative Order RESTRICTED DUTY TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS Department policy is to define temporary assignments for eligible sworn employees in accordance with established City guidelines and requirements, to define restricted duty, and to establish rules for determining the employment status of employees placed on restricted duty.
3-15 Administrative Order SCHEDULED AND UNSCHEDULED LEAVE Department policy is to grant appropriate types of leave to eligible personnel in accordance with established city guidelines and requirements.
3-16 Administrative Order CONTRACTS AND MOUs FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT It is Department policy that a contract or a Memorandum of Understanding is generated whenever a law enforcement service is rendered to an outside entity(s). This section does not include Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) entered into by the City and/or APOA concerning collective bargaining issues.
3-17 Administrative Order INSPECTIONS PROCESS Department policy is to provide an inspections process as an essential mechanism for evaluating the quality of Department operations, ensuring that the Department's goals are being pursued, identifying the need for additional resources, and ensuring that control is maintained throughout the Department. Line and staff inspections provide the Chief of Police with a means of regularly assessing the Department's efficiency and effectiveness.
3-18 Administrative Order PHYSICAL FITNESS TESTING AND TRAINING Department policy is to promote health and well-being to all personnel. The physical fitness status of sworn personnel is vital to job task performance and the welfare of the public. Because of this, the Department recognizes the need for minimum physical fitness standards and maintains a wellness program for all sworn personnel to ensure that they meet these standards.
3-19 Administrative Order EMPLOYEE WORK PLAN & PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS APD will develop and implement fair and consistent practices to accurately evaluate the performance of all APD personnel in areas related to constitutional policing, integrity, community policing, and critical police functions. This process will continue on an ongoing and annual basis. APD will develop objective criteria to assess whether personnel meet performance goals. The evaluation system will provide for appropriate corrective action when such action is necessary.
3-20 Administrative Order EARLY INTERVENTION SYSTEM (EIS) It is the policy of the Department to document and encourage employee behavior that reflects positively on the Department and provides the citizens of Albuquerque the best possible police services. Additionally, the Department will seek out trends in employee conduct that could be indicative of the need for further training, guidance, and/or counseling. The Department uses the Early Intervention System (EIS) as a management tool, promoting supervisory awareness and proactively identifying both potentially problematic and commendable behavior among officers. Therefore, the EIS shall not be considered a disciplinary or punitive tool.
3-21 Administrative Order CIVIL LITIGATION PROCESS Department policy is to have the Risk Management Division of the City of Albuquerque designate private contractors to conduct investigations involving civil suits filed against the department and its personnel.
3-22 Administrative Order COMPLAINTS INVOLVING DEPARTMENT POLICY OR PERSONNEL The purpose of this policy is to inform all employees and the public of procedures for accepting, processing, and investigating allegations of employee misconduct. The definitions, procedures, and rules outlined below are intended to provide guidance, clarity, and define responsibilities for the investigation of complaints.
3-23 Administrative Order RELIEF OF DUTY Department policy is to take immediate action to deal with personnel who are physically or psychologically unfit for duty or who violate Department policies, procedures, and rules or commit other serious offenses or infractions.
3-24 Administrative Order REVIEW OF COMPLETED ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION CASES Department policy is to thoroughly review each completed Citizen Police Complaint and Internal investigation case at all levels of command.
3-25 Administrative Order DUE PROCESS NOTIFICATION TO PERSONNEL Department policy is to provide written due process notification to an employee whenever the implementation of any disciplinary action is likely to result in any loss of pay.
3-26 Administrative Order ACCEPTANCE OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION AND RIGHT TO APPEAL Department policy is to provide methods whereby personnel can appeal disciplinary action taken against them.
3-27 Administrative Order FORMS CONTROL Department policy is to centralize the responsibility for forms control in the Records Section and to utilize standardized forms whenever possible.
3-28 Administrative Order DEPARTMENT ORDERS It is the policy of the Department to maintain a system of Department Orders and to provide for distribution, accountability, and control of such information.
3-29 Administrative Order POLICY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS Policies and procedures are necessary for the Department to operate predictably, objectively, and transparently, as well as to ensure accountability for meeting the Departmentís mission to provide effective and constitutional policing. Policies and procedures should be clear, up-to-date, and accessible to Department personnel as they fulfill their duties. The Department is developing and expanding a system designed to encourage personnel to contribute their input in the development of policies and procedures for the Department.
3-30 Administrative Order FORCE REVIEW BOARD The purpose of this policy is to define the role of the Force Review Board in reviewing use of force investigations, tactical deployments, and use of force statistics and trends.
3-31 Administrative Order SAFETY REVIEW BOARD Department policy is to convene a Safety Review Board to review and classify all police fleet vehicle crashes as preventable or non-preventable. All preventable crashes will be reviewed for cause analysis to prevent similar types of crashes in the future.
3-32 Administrative Order SAFE DRIVER AWARD PROGRAM Department policy is to present the Safe Driver Award to personnel who operate department vehicles without being involved in chargeable vehicle accidents.
3-33 Administrative Order ADVANCED TRAINING COMMITTEE Department policy is to provide for review of all training made available to Department personnel.
3-34 Administrative Order RETIREMENT OBSERVANCE It is the policy of the Department to recognize the retirement of employees and reserve officers formally.
3-35 Administrative Order IN-THE-LINE-OF-DUTY DEATH NOTIFICATIONS AND BENEFITS It is the policy of the Department to ensure that In-the-Line-of-Duty death notifications are conducted in the proper manner and that personnel and their survivors receive all benefits due them in the case of death in the line of duty.