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File #: R-14-105   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 9/3/2014 In control: City Council
Final action: 10/6/2014
Enactment date: 10/23/2014 Enactment #: R-2014-085
Title: Identifying Important Principles Of Law Enforcement For The City Of Albuquerque (Benton)
Attachments: 1. R-105, 2. R-105final, 3. R-105Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
10/23/2014 City Clerk Published  Action details
10/22/2014 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
10/14/2014 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
10/6/2014 City Council PassedPass Action details
9/15/2014 City Council PostponedPass Action details
9/3/2014 City Council Introduced  Action details
9/3/2014 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY-FIRST COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-14-105 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Isaac Benton


RESOLUTION
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Identifying Important Principles Of Law Enforcement For The City Of Albuquerque (Benton)
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IDENTIFYING IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE.
WHEREAS, certain conduct of the Albuquerque Police Department relating to use of force and tactical approaches to law enforcement has been heavily criticized; and
WHEREAS, improvement of the police department will require a refocus on certain key principals of law enforcement, including but not limited to those focused on preventative action, trust building, and peacekeeping as opposed to reaction and escalation; and
WHEREAS, certain key principles of quality, effective law enforcement have been known for centuries, including "Sir Robert Peel's Principles of Law Enforcement" from 1829; and
WHEREAS, Peel's principles remain relevant to Albuquerque's law enforcement needs; and
WHEREAS, when considered together with other key principles of law enforcement, including but not limited to principles of community policing, constitutional policing and the policies and principles that may result from the City's cooperation with the Department of Justice, consideration of Peel's principles will be helpful in developing a higher quality police function; and
WHEREAS, when considered with the aforementioned principals, Peel's principles will be helpful in defining the desired relationship between our community and its police force; and
WHEREAS, both the residents of the City and City's law enforcement officers deserve to be part of a cooperative and effective law enforcement system based on respect for community rights and values as well as respect for the authority and role of the police, and Peel's principles embody this principle.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY...

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