ALBUQUERQUE POLICE DEPARTMENT* GENERAL ORDERS *1-03
Effective: 8/11/2006; Addition to the ManualEffective: 8/11/2006; Addition to the Manual
1-03BIASED BASED POLICING/PROFILING
It is the policy of the Albuquerque Police Department to respect and protect the constitutional rightsof all individuals during law enforcement contacts and/or enforcement actions and that suchenforcement decisions will not be predicated solely on the basis of an individual’s race, color,national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, language spoken, religion, gender, gender identity,sexual orientation, age, disability, or economic status.
To this end, biased-based policing and/or profiling in the Department are unacceptable practices thatwill not be tolerated. DEFINITIONS: 1-03-1BIASED-BASED POLICING/PROFILING The interdiction, detention, arrest or other nonconsensual treatment of an individualbecause of a characteristic or status, i.e., race, color, national origin or ancestry,citizenship status, language spoken, religion, gender, gender identity, sexualorientation, age, disability, or economic status.RULES:
1-03-2GENERAL PROCEDURES A.Biased-based policing / profiling by any member of this Department isprohibited. Investigative detentions, field contacts, traffic stops, arrests,searches, property seizures and forfeiture efforts will be based on a standardof reasonable suspicion or probable cause in accordance with the FourthAmendment of the U.S. Constitution. B.Officers may take into account the reported race, ethnicity or national originof a specific suspect or suspects in the same way they would use specificinformation regarding height, weight, hair color, etc. C.Department personnel will provide the same level of police service to everycitizen regardless of their race, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenshipstatus, language spoken, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation,age, disability, or economic status.