Rev. Dr. Victor L. Collier – Mayoral Appointee
Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan has appointed a new member to the Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB): Reverend Dr. Victor L. Collier.
Victor Collier is the Pastor of Mount Olivet Baptist Church of Empowerment in Saratoga Springs. Reverend Collier retired from NYS Office of Mental Health as Sr. Administrative Analyst and Assoc. Computer Analyst. His career also includes Substance Abuse Counselor at Whitney M. Young Jr. Methadone Medical Maintenance Program, Correctional Officer at Albany County Correctional Facility. He served on the Albany County District Attorney Offices’ Community Accountability Board, and successfully completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizens Academy. He received Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in African and Afro-American Studies from SUNY Albany. He received his Doctrine of Theology and Honorary Doctrine of Divinity from Universal Life Church in Modesto, CA.
The CPRB is an independent body established by the City of Albany in 2000 to improve communication between the police department and the community, to increase police accountability and credibility with the public, and to create a complaint review process that is free from bias and informed of actual police practice. In a unique arrangement, the Government Law Center of Albany Law School provides substantial support services to assist the Board in its duties and responsibilities.