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Serve on the Police Oversight Board

The Police Oversight Board (POB) application process is open from October 15, 8:00 AM until November 30, 5:00 PM. The POB will provide policy guidance for and civilian oversight of the Albuquerque Police Department. Apply now to be considered to serve on this important board.

The POB is a nine-member board appointed by the City Council. Members will be appointed for up to three-year staggered terms and are eligible for reappointment for an additional full term. Any person residing within the City of Albuquerque may submit an application. Appointments are at the sole discretion of the City Council.

Applicants will be evaluated against the minimum qualifications described below and other criteria as described in the Police Oversight Ordinance. In evaluating your application, staff may request additional information and/or an interview as part of the evaluation process.

Minimum Qualifications

· Have not been employed by law enforcement for one year prior to appointment

· Successfully pass a background check (form is available online:

· Personal history lacking any pattern of unsubstantiated complaints against APD

· A demonstrated ability to engage in mature, impartial decision making

· A commitment to transparency and impartial decision making

· Residency within the City of Albuquerque

· There is no minimum required education or work experience

How to Apply

· Apply online:

· Download an application from online:

· Pick up a paper application from the City Council Office, 9th floor, City/County Government Building.