Albany at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Albany Police Department

  • 295 Officers
  • 76 Civilian staff

Officers per 1000 residents

  • 3.85 Albany
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 50,000 to 99,999 population
  • 2.3 National average

These figures reflect the Albany Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding

Data was last updated February 14, 2022


We identified over $5.9M in federal grant funding, FY 2012-2022

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Albany
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$71,053.00 10/01/2020
09/30/2024
ALBANY, CITY OF CITY OF ALBANY FY2021 JAG - LOCAL SOLICITATION Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$63,358.00 10/01/2019
09/30/2023
ALBANY, CITY OF CITY OF ALBANY JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$66,741.00 10/01/2018
09/30/2022
ALBANY, CITY OF ALBANY 2019 JAG Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$66,202.00 10/01/2017
09/30/2021
ALBANY, CITY OF ALBANY JAG 2018 Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.

Local police misconduct data, consent decrees, and settlements

Data was last updated January 26, 2022

Settlements

We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $165,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.

Settlements
Year Description Outcome
2021

The City of Albany paid Armando Sanchez $100,000 and Mario Gorostiza $65,000. The two men claimed that they were falsely arrested and experienced excessive force when they were arrested for hosting a large house party in 2019.

An internal Albany Police Department report about the case revealed the misconduct of the officers involved, but also general mismanagement in the department. The Albany County District Attorney’s office dropped the charges against Sanchez and Gorostiza after one of the officers involved, Luke Deer, was charged with felony assault and official misconduct. Deer was suspended from the department. The lawsuit of a third man, Lee Childs, is awaiting adjudication.

Compensation
$165,000.00