Albany Police


The Albany Police Department will strive to eliminate crime and the fear of crime by inspiring and empowering our community to work together to improve our quality of life and make Albany the safest community in America.


We are dedicated to protecting the community we serve by proactively improving quality of life. We will inspire confidence through a collaborative effort to problem solving and enforcement of laws. We are committed to this mission and the direction it guides us.

Click here to apply for the 2023 Citizens Police Academy.

Two Officers Wearing Yellow Safety VestsSafer Neighborhoods Through Precision Policing Initiative

The Albany Police Department (APD) is 1 of 15 departments selected to participate in the Safer Neighborhoods through Precision Policing Initiative (SNPPI).

View the Safer Neighborhoods through Precision Policing Initiative Report (PDF).


Three Officers of the Bike SquadSNPPI provides policy review, assessments, training, and technical assistance to a cohort of law enforcement agencies across the nation.

The four goals of the initiative are to:

  • Assist police department to safeguard neighborhoods
  • Establish productive interagency partnerships with law enforcement and community stakeholders
  • Identify promising strategies that reduce crime
  • Implement innovative and effective technologies
  • Protect officer’s safety and wellness

How to Obtain a Report you Filed with APD

For motor vehicle accident reports, please visit CrashDocs to access your accident reports.

To obtain an Albany Police incident report you filed, email APD. Please include your name, DOB, APD Incident Number, Date of Incident and Copy of Photo ID.

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