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

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 3.07 Albany
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 50,000 to 99,999 population
  • 2.2 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 for Albany

Data was last updated December 18, 2022


We identified over $6.6M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

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
$73,291.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
ALBANY, CITY OF THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$301,359.00 9/1/2021
8/31/2024
CITY OF ALBANY STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM OR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT TERRORISM PREVENTION PROGRAM Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub
$71,053.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
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
$254,300.00 9/1/2020
8/31/2023
CITY OF ALBANY STATE HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM OR STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT TERRORISM PREVENTION PROGRAM Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency 97.067 Homeland Security Grant Program Sub

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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 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