Welcome to the homepage of the Albany Citizens' Police Review Board
(CPRB). 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 addition to
its authority to review and comment on completed investigations of
complaints made by citizens against officers of the city of Albany
Police Department for alleged misconduct, the nine-member Board may make
recommendations to the Common Council and the Mayor regarding police
policies and practices relevant to the goals of community policing and
the exercise of discretionary authority by police officers. Board
members are appointed by the Mayor and the Common Council. The Board is
required to, among other things, undergo significant training and
engage in public outreach and education.
In a unique
arrangement, the Government Law Center of Albany Law School provides
substantial support services to assist the Board in its duties and
A Citizen's Guide to the Complaint Process (.pdf)
A Citizen's Guide to the Complaint Process (Spanish version .pdf)
Community members and the police came together on Saturday, August 8, 2015 for Building Relationships Between Our Communities of Color and the Albany Police Department to address race relations in the city.
The well attended discussion is part of a continued effort to educate citizens about their rights while bringing our community closer together.
For ABC News 10 coverage, click here.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB) has appointed three new members to its board: Lawrence Becker, Charles C. Goodbee Sr. and Ivy Morris. For biographies and more information, click here.