Police Department

In an emergency call 911. 

For non-emergency police issues please call: (518) 438-4000.

The Albany Police Department (APD) is 1 of 15 departments selected to participate in the Safer Neighborhoods through Precision Policing Initiative (SNPPI). SNPPI 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 identify promising strategies that reduce crime, protect officer’s safety and wellness, establish productive interagency partnerships with law enforcement and community stakeholders, and implement innovative and effective technologies to assist police department to safeguard neighborhoods.

View the Safer Neighborhoods through Precision Policing Initiative Report here

The Albany Police Department created the video below to address questions from the public regarding what you can do during an active shooter situation.



Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

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.

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Albany Police Department Headquarters
165 Henry Johnson Blvd.
Albany, New York 12210
(518) 438-4000
 

LGBT Liaison for the Police Department
Lt. Melissa Gipson
518 462-8013