Albany Community Police Review Board
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About Us

In 2000, the City of Albany Community Police Review Board (CPRB) is an independent body established by the City of Albany to improve communication between the police department and the community, increase police accountability and credibility with the public, and create a complaint review process that is free from bias and informed by actual police practice.

In addition to its authority to review and comment on completed investigations of complaints of alleged misconduct made by community members against officers of the Albany Police Department, the nine-member Board may make recommendations to the Common Council and the Mayor regarding police policies and practices relevant to the goals of community policing and the exercise of discretionary authority by police officers. The Mayor and the Common Council appoint the board members. The Board is required to, among other things, undergo significant training and engage in public outreach and education.