APD rewrites mission and vision statement with community input



The Albuquerque Police Department is rewriting its mission and vision statement with help from the community. However, this may not impact the functioning of the ministry as much as some would like to believe.

Gathering at Highland High School on Saturday morning, about two dozen people made their voices heard at a consulting firm, the city’s senior public safety adviser and the Albuquerque Police Department’s community outreach manager.

The City hired LEH Consulting Group to help APD rewrite its mission and vision statement.

“Some of the things they talked about are integrity. They talked about mutual respect, ”says James Lewis, senior public safety adviser.

This is all part of the continued push for community policing as ODA continues to recover from the DOJ settlement agreement.

While the updated mission and vision statement includes feedback from these citizens of Albuquerque and more, the outreach manager tells us that this will not really change the day-to-day procedures for officers.

“It shouldn’t change the way we answer calls, it’s just more of a way to get people involved,” he says.

The Community Outreach Manager and Public Safety Advisor hope the process will restore trust in the community.

News 13 Googled ODA’s mission and vision statement and found it on apdonline.com:

Mission statement

The mission of the Albuquerque Police Department is to preserve the peace and protect our community through community-based policing, with fairness, integrity, pride and respect.

Vision statement

The Albuquerque Police Department envisions a safe and secure community where the rights, history, and culture of every citizen are valued and respected. We will achieve this vision by proactively working with the community to identify and resolve public safety issues and improve the quality of life in Albuquerque.



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