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Posted on: February 24, 2021

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Vision

The Albany Police Department will strive to eliminate crime and the fear of crime by inspiring and empowering our community to work together to improve our quality of life and make Albany the safest community in America.

Mission

We are dedicated to protecting the community we serve by proactively improving quality of life. We will inspire confidence through a collaborative effort to problem solving and enforcement of laws. We are committed to this mission and the direction it guides us.

Core Values

Excellence

Assiduity, Dedication, Pride, Leadership

Persistent application of education, training, and leadership development to challenge ourselves and our community to reach and exceed our potential. Maintain resistance to complacency. With a commitment to empower each individual to excel and lead, demanding high personal and professional ethics in pursuit of our mission.

Honor through Integrity

Responsibility, Accountability, Honesty, Character, Reliability

Respect yourself and those around you while being accountable for your actions. Stay true to the principles that drive you. Take responsibility for making the fair and honest choice, and for doing what is right. Consistently demonstrate high moral character, and be a leader of ethical aptitude.

Courage

Valor, Fortitude, Sacrifice, Bravery

Standing firm in the face of danger to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Confront all threats to the safety and security of our community with intelligence and vigor. Beliefs and actions that are guided by a moral compass to do what is right, regardless of fear or adversity.

Respect

Empathy, Fairness, Selfless Objectivity, Professionalism

Executing our duties with compassion, courtesy, and measured response Strive to embrace diversity and ignore bias. Hold profession, our department, and the community we serve before ourselves.

Teamwork

Equality, Clear Communication, Consistency, Trust

Dedicated to working cooperatively within our organization, profession, and the community we serve. Accept our individual and team responsibilities while holding each other accountable. Encourage and support each other and work toward accomplishing our vision and mission.

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