Chief Bio

Acting Police Chief Robert Sears is an 19 year veteran of the Albany Police Department who has held several positions within the department, including over ten years as a supervisor in the Detective Division. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005, Lieutenant in 2009, Commander in 2013 and Deputy Chief in 2015.  

Chief Sears has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Chief Sears has also attended the Senior Management Institute for Police, presented by the Police Executive Research Forum.  

Chief Sears and his wife Angela have two children, Morgan and Brady.