The Albany Community Police Review Board (CPRB) is an independent body that reviews and investigates complaints of misconduct committed by officers of the Albany Police Department (APD). The CPRB’s goals are to improve communication between APD and the community and increase police accountability and credibility with the community it serves.
CPRB’s responsibilities include receiving and reviewing community complaints of police misconduct, reviewing any investigation conducted by APD’s Office of Professional Services (OPS), reviewing APD and OPS policy, developing a police disciplinary matrix, and conducting independent investigations into alleged police misconduct. We also provide policy recommendations on how to improve the police department with the mayor, Common Council, and police chief. In a unique arrangement, the Government Law Center at Albany Law School provides substantial support services to assist the Board in its duties and day to day responsibilities.
The legislation that creates and governs the Board is part 33 of Chapter 42 of the Code of the City of Albany.
CPRB is a member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). For more information about police oversight around the U.S., visit NACOLE.
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