The APD is actively involved in the community and has even been recognized by The White House as a model police agency for others in the United States. The APD is one of 16 police agencies selected by The White House to participate in the president’s 21 Century Policing Initiative.
The APD has over 500 sworn and non-sworn personnel that work together to carry out the daily operations of the police department, provide services and ensure public safety.
Whether a telecommunication specialists, crime analyst, support employee or a police officer, each and every day provides new challenges, excitement and the reward of serving the community.
The APD is a 24-hour, full time police agency. As a police recruit, your salary will be $46,030 and will go to $53,354 upon graduating the police academy. You’ll receive increases for five years until you reach the Police Officer Grade IV which is $66,692. Albany police officers are also compensated in overtime pay for various aspects of their job. There is also promotional opportunity throughout your career to advance in rank which comes with an increase in salary. APD also offers a fitness and wellness program, emotional support for officers in need (EAP), health benefits, paid vacation, paid sick time and comp time.
The APD consists of many different units and division. Some of the units can be seen in the gallery. Throughout your career, you will have the opportunity to experience many aspects of police work. The APD also offers promotional and leadership opportunities.