Albany at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
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Full-time law enforcement staff, Albany Police Department
- 283 Officers
- 76 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 2.98 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 April 25, 2023
We identified over $7.1M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023
Grant funding over time
Grant funding by federal department
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|CITY OF ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT 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|
|CITY OF ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT THOUGH ALBANY IS A FAIRLY SMALL CITY, IT HAS BIG-CITY VIOLENCE, WHICH IS DRIVEN PRIMARILY BY, AND CONCENTRATED DISPROPORTIONATELY IN, THE SOCIAL NETWORKS OF GANGS AND OTHER VIOLENT GROUPS. THE YOUTH/YOUNG ADULTS DRIVING THE VIOLENCE RELY ON THIRD-PARTY APPLICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS TO COM…||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|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|
|CITY OF ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT CITY OF ALBANY FY2021 JAG - LOCAL SOLICITATION||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
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
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $165,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
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.