E.05 Drug Testing Of School Police
The Board prohibits the illegal or unauthorized use of any controlled substance, drug or drug paraphernalia. All sworn APSPD personnel regardless of rank or title and all civilian personnel assigned to evidence technician duties shall submit to random mandatory drug testing.
One of the primary responsibilities of the Albuquerque Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) is the enforcement of the District's prohibition of illegal and unauthorized use of any controlled substance. This responsibility includes confiscating, processing, storing and disposing of drugs and drug paraphernalia. An APS Police Department employee who is involved in the illegal or unauthorized use of controlled substances would not only compromise the enforcement of the substance abuse policy and the collection and storing process, but would ultimately place students at risk of being manipulated or influenced to further drug use or drug sale. The purpose of this drug testing policy is not only to ensure the integrity of the enforcement of the APS substance abuse policy and to prevent abuse of the collection, processing, and disposal process, but more importantly, to safeguard the well-being of students in the district.
NSBA/NEPN Classification: ECAE, GBEC
Approved: October 7, 1998