Anyone who feels that he or she has been the victim of or witness to inappropriate police behavior should file a complaint that will result in an investigation of the incident.
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Complaint forms may be obtained at any Albany Police Station, as well as:
When a complaint is made, it must be proven with credible evidence. The complaint should provide as much information as possible to assist in the investigation. Names of witnesses, addresses and phone numbers can be helpful and should be considered an important part of the complaint. Also, police officers’ names, descriptions, or badge numbers should be included when possible. Dates, times, and incident numbers also aide in investigating complaints.
There is a space on the form to indicate who assisted in making the complaint if needed. You can also come to the Office of Professional Standards, located at:165 Henry Johnson BoulevardAlbany, NY 12210
Come in between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday for assistance.
No. The Office of Professional Standards does not interfere in on-going criminal or violation cases. We will investigate complaints of improper or false arrest but can not enter into any agreements regarding dismissal of charges.