Albany Police Department
Message from the Chief, Chief John A. Proctor
On behalf of the dedicated employees of the Albany Police Department, thank you for taking the time to visit our website. The number one priority of your Police Department is service to the citizens and businesses of our community. The measure of a good police department is how we deliver police services and we strive every day to make that product the best available anywhere. Our department is dedicated to a Community Policing philosophy, which requires a high level of trust and partnerships with the community, to mutually identify and resolve quality-of-life issues in our city. This policing philosophy incorporates the Department's three tenents of Honor, Integrity and Respect in our interactions with the citizens we serve. Albany is the largest city in Southwest Georgia and offers a number of opportunities and amenities. It is home to the Albany State University, Darton College and Albany Technical College. Three institutions of higher education and training make this truly a place worth exploring. Our jurisdiction covers approximately fifty-five square miles and includes many well manicured neighborhoods, apartment complexes, businesses, industrial parks, recreational facilities including parks, lakes and golf courses. In addition, there are many churches, schools and shopping centers. We are a police department serving a fast paced, multi-cultural community. In 2009, we responded to approximately, 186, 779 calls for service and 2,294 motor vehicle crashes. The Albany Police Department employs a total of 244 employees, of which 212 are sworn. The Albany Police Department is accredited by the State of Georgia Association of Chief's of Police and is making preparation for National Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. These organizations established policy and procedural bench marks; which when utilized are the guidepost for sound direction and leadership; thus assisting the agency in becoming world class. In closing, the Albany Police Department is an organization with a long distinguished history and is poised to move into the future utilizing technology and innovative techniques to help keep our citizens safe. The Mayor and City Commission have made Public Safety a top priority in leading this city. We rely on their support; and the support and involvement of our citizens to helps us serve you better. I assure you we will work to become better each day. We look forward to gaining and retaining your respect each day we don the uniform. Thanks again for visiting the website of the Albany Police Department.
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