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APD seeking international accreditation

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April 24, 2008

Albany--The Albany Police Department is working to earn international accreditation, and they need the community's support. That's part of the reason Chief James Younger created a Citizens Advisory Committee.

It includes fifteen citizens who represent a cross-section of the community.

Members give input on proposed changes to current Department policies and procedures and talk to police leaders about community concerns.

"We've been looking at a number of issues, actual versus the received fear of crime, how we formulate neighborhood watch programs, and just whatever the best strategy is. Whatever the cutting edge and or best practices in term of law enforcement and how we can invite that into our communities so that our citizens can both feel and be safe." Said Tony C. Jones, Advisory Committee Member.

At Thursday's meeting the committee learned about the department's new taser policy.

APD officers don't currently use tasers, but ten officers are now training on how to use them.

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