Albany Citizens' Police Review Board

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 responsibilities.

A Citizen's Guide to the Complaint Process (.pdf)

A Citizen's Guide to the Complaint Process (Spanish version .pdf)

CPRB Appoints New Board Member

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 23, 2015) – The Albany Common Council has appointed a new member to the Citizens' Police Review Board: Dr. Kerry Mulligan. For more information, click here.

CPRB Participates in "Building Relationships Between Our Communities of ​​Color and the Albany Police Department"

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​.