Albany Community Police Review Board


Michele Andre
Program Manager
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Michele Andre is a distinguished leader in public service, currently serving as the Program Manager of the Albany Community Police Review Board (CPRB) at Albany Law School’s Government Law Center. With a rich background in City governance, Michele has held integral roles in the Corporation Counsel, Common Council, and Office of Audit and Control, bringing a wealth of experience to her current position.

In her role, Michele oversees the daily operations of CPRB, manages complaint processing procedures, develops comprehensive reports, and provides essential input for formal recommendations to both the Mayor and Albany Common Council. Her collaborative approach has led to innovative projects such as the Albany Police Department Discipline Matrix, demonstrating her commitment to driving positive change and promoting transparency in law enforcement practices. Michele’s proactive engagement has fostered improved communication and understanding between the APD and CPRB, while her educational presentations have significantly contributed to the training of new Albany Police Department recruits and officers on CPRB processes.

Prior to her pivotal role at Albany Law School, Michele served as an Auditor for the City of Albany Office of Audit and Control, where she conducted audits and oversaw utility and technology services accounts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Michele collaborated with state, local, and community partners to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in vaccine distribution, showcasing her unwavering commitment to public welfare.

Michele holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany and has been recognized with accolades throughout her career for her transformative contributions to public welfare and her dedication to making a significant impact in her field.

Her achievements speak volumes about her dedication and excellence. Within three months as Program Manager for the CPRB, Michele secured the Outstanding Teamwork award for her role in redesigning the CPRB website. As Senior Legislative Aide for Albany Common Council, she received recognition for her transformative contributions to Council operations, transparency enhancement, and public accessibility to Council deliberations. Michele’s collaborative efforts also led to the Albany Common Council receiving a grade A from the New York Coalition for Open Government for compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and public comment facilitation.

An active member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) and a Certified Practitioner of Oversight, Michele leverages her expertise to participate as a guest speaker in discussions on law enforcement and community relations worldwide. She provides consultation to government agencies and stakeholders, championing the cause of oversight of law enforcement entities in an apolitical manner. Michele’s deep understanding of City governance enables her to impartially weigh investigative findings and apply rules of evidence.

Michele Andre’s professional journey, unwavering commitment to public service, and track record of transformative accomplishments underscore her as a standout leader and influencer in her field.