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APD Restructures districts

January 15, 2008

Albany - Police Chief James Younger is trying a pilot program that targets the most crime-ridden parts of town. He's restructuring the way police districts and beats are defined.

The city is currently divided into four districts with 17 total beats. Chief Younger is now changing those boundaries and numbers, because he says some beats are dealing with significantly more calls than others and he wants to even things out.  He said, "We're looking at restructuring the districts in order to more balance out the workload, to try to reduce the response time and try to increase the general availability for offices to deal with specific problems in various neighborhoods."

APD will now have three districts with 15 beats, but Younger thinks they will net a better workload distribution. He says areas that may need targeted patrols, will receive assistance from other available officers.

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