Albany Community Police Review Board

Community Outreach

The Community Police Review Board informs and educates the public.

In an effort to ensure that the general public has a broad and comprehensive understanding of the City of Albany’s oversight and accountability efforts, the Albany Community Police Review Board Outreach Coordinator and Board members inform and educate the public about:

  • How to file a complaint
  • The structure and authority of the CPRB
  • The investigation and mediation process
  • Community Members’ rights and responsibilities during police encounters

The CPRB hosts and participates in community events to strengthen relationships with the communities it serves and share information about what resources are available.

The CPRB is scheduled to be/attended at the upcoming events: 

Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 9:00 AM – 4 PM New York State Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators 52nd Annual Legislative Conference Craft Expo and Business Fair

Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 7 PM – Albany Normans Kill Neighborhood Association

Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11 AM – 5 PM – 2023 CNYS Black Expo

Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 11 AM – 4 PM via Zoom – SouthEnd Community Collaborative

Saturday, September 9, 2023, 11 AM – 4 PM at Washington Park –  2023 Unite the City 

Sunday, June 17, 2023, from 10 AM – 12 PM at Washington Park – 2023 Capital District YMCA African Heritage Parade

Sunday, June 11, 2023, from 10 AM – 12 PM at Washington Park – 2023 Capital PRIDE Parade

Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 7 PM, Albany Normans Kill Neighborhood Association

Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 8:30 AM – 1 PM at the Albany Law School – Pro Bono Society Senior Citizens’ Law Day

Thursday, April 20, 2023, from 4:00 PM – 8 PM at the Washington Park – 42nd Annual Take Back the Night March and Rally by Albany County Crime Victim and Sexual Violence Center

The CPRB made presentations throughout Albany to a wide variety
of groups, including:

Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Philadelphia Citizens Police Oversight Commission – Black Her-Story Panel Discussion
Tuesday, February 14, 2024, 12:00 PM, Warren M. Anderson Legislative Seminar – Police Oversight in New York
Check out the NY & Policing show featured on New York NOW, which sheds light on the present state of policing in New York and how the local government can impact it. John Levendosky, Chair of the Albany Community Police Review Board (CPRB) Standing Committee on Investigation, discussed the goals and operations of CPRB with WMHT, a PBS member station in Troy, NY. The program focused on the current state of policing in New York and how the local government can affect it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2023, 7:00 PM, City Council Conversations – Civilian Complaint Review Board in Mt. Vernon

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 6:30 PM, Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement Options for Westchester Communities forum
Friday, March 24, 2023 – Local Government Lab – Community Engagement in Practice: Addressing Justice hosted by the Rockefeller Institute of Government
Thursday, March 2, 2023, 5:30 PM – Voice of AVillage Presents: Part 2 of Reimagining Public Safety Through Community Oversight with CPRB
Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 5:30 PM – Voice of AVillage Presents: Part 1 of Reimagining Public Safety Through Community Oversight with CPRB

Monday, February 13, 2023, 12- 12:50 PM, Albany Law School First Mondays: The Racialization of Modern Policing