Viewpoint: APD accreditation

We sincerely hope you were able to participate in the recent accreditation process and voiced your  opinions about the Albany Police Department.

The process was a part of the department's effort to earn prestigious accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, an international body that sets professional standards for law enforcement.

APD was rated on 480 standards, standards used to test the professionalism of a police force.  That process measured everything from policy and procedures to the relationship with other agencies in the process.   Feedback from the community was also a vital part of that process,

The Albany Police Department put a lot of time and energy in preparing for this review process and did so on a volunteer basis. They say they want to see how they compare to other agencies, and continue to improve.

So often, citizens say they don't have a voice.  Well in this case, Albanians had the opportunity to voice their opinions and we sincerely hope you did!