Police FAQ

  • General Police

    • How can I obtain personal property that the Police Department has in their custody?

    • How can I get a vehicle released that has been impounded or stolen?

    • How can I be fingerprinted for a job or a background check?

    • When should I dial 911 vs the non-emergency number?

    • What do I do when an emergency vehicle is approaching me with the emergency lights and siren?

    • Why do police block part of the roadway when they make car stops?

    • Are police officers required to write a certain number of traffic tickets?

    • If I'm involved in a traffic collision should I file a police report?

    • Why shouldn't I call the police when the power is out?

    • Does my disabled placard allow unlimited parking in a timed space?

    • How do I file a complaint against a police employee?

    • How can I obtain a copy of a police record?

    • Does Albany have a law regarding oversized vehicles parking on city streets?

    • How do I report a vehicle that has been parked on the street for an extended period of time?

    • How can I contest a citation I received while operating a vehicle?

    • Why did I get a parking citation for street sweeping, when the street sweeper had already passed?

    • Are the time limited parking laws enforced on holidays?

    • Does Albany have an open alcohol container law?

    • How can I appeal a parking citation?

    • Does the Albany Police Department do child car seat inspections?

    • How do I retrieve my property from the Police Department?

  • Parking Enforcement

    • How can I get a vehicle released that has been impounded or stolen?

    • Are police officers required to write a certain number of traffic tickets?

    • Will I received multiple citations if parked in the same parking space all day?

    • Does my disabled placard allow unlimited parking in a timed space?

    • Can I pay my parking ticket online?

  • Request for Records

    • How can I obtain a copy of a police record?

  • Traffic Enforcement

    • Are police officers required to write a certain number of traffic tickets?

    • If I'm involved in a traffic collision should I file a police report?

    • Does the Albany Police Department do child car seat inspections?