About the Department
The Albany Police Department is responsible for the preservation of public peace, enforcement of laws, protection of life and property, and providing police related services to the community. These responsibilities are accomplished through proactive police patrol, traffic enforcement, criminal investigations, and support services activities. The police department maintains a 24-hour Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for 911 emergency police, fire, and medical dispatch, as well as routine telecommunications services for these three professional disciplines.
The department also administers the Albany Police Activities League (APAL) youth service programs and manages the School Crossing Guard Program. Authorized full and part-time staffing currently consists of 26 sworn peace officers, 11 support staff, and 6 crossing guards. A corps of volunteer reserve officers supplements the department staff.
The Albany Police Department is comprised of two divisions-the Patrol Division and the Support Services Division. Each division is commanded by a Lieutenant, who reports directly to the Chief of Police.
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