Councilor wants to survey retired APD officers

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A bill up for vote at Monday night’s city council meeting is aimed at finding out why Albuquerque Police Department officers are retiring.

City Councilor Diane Gibson’s bill would call for an independent group to survey retiring officers and ask them why they are leaving APD. She said she wants a clear picture on what is driving down the number of officers.

Mayor berry has cited pension changes as the reason. Many APD officers say it’s because of morale, as a result of the leadership.

Gibson said the 52 police officers who retired in 2014 would be surveyed anonymously.

The goal of the survey is to figure out how to keep officers.

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