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. Throughout your career, you will have the opportunity to experience many aspects of police work. The APD also offers promotional and leadership opportunities.