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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Call for Applicants: Community Police Review Board

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We are seeking applications from qualified residents of the City of Albany for the following position:

Title of Position

Member, Community Police Review Board (CPRB)

Term of Appointment

Appointments are for a three-year term with eligibility for reappointment to an additional term of three years. No member of the CPRB shall serve for more than six years in total. Members shall continue to serve on the CPRB until their successors have been appointed.

Qualifications of Members

Members of the CPRB shall reside in the City of Albany and possess a reputation for fairness, integrity and responsibility and have demonstrated an active interest in public affairs and service. The Common Council and the Mayor shall endeavor to reflect community diversity in their appointments, including income level, race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation and experience and shall, in their appointments, solicit recommendations from the community. Officers (as defined in the City of Albany Charter), current employees of the City of Albany and the immediate relatives of officers and employees shall not be eligible for appointment.

Position Responsibilities/Duties

The CPRB is a nine-member body jointly appointed by the Mayor (4 members) and the Common Council (5 members).  It meets no less than six times per year and has the following functions, powers, and duties:

  • Review cases of alleged misconduct by Albany Police Department officers; make recommendations on individual cases; make policy recommendations; engage in community outreach. 
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality with respect to confidential or privileged information they receive and maintain a thorough knowledge of the legal protection accorded to police records, including the penalties imposed for violations.
  • Obey all laws respecting individuals' rights of privacy and confidentiality of records.  
  • Not remove any Police Department, Professional Standards, personnel or other confidential files, records or tapes from City offices.
  • Excuse themselves from participating in the review of any complaint in which they have a personal, professional or financial conflict of interest.
  • Conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will maintain public confidence in the fairness, impartiality and integrity of the CPRB and refrain from making any prejudicial comments with respect to the CPRB, complainants or police officers.
  • Participate in orientation and training programs in accordance with § 42-339 of this Complaints concerning police conduct shall be filed with the Police Department or submitted to the CPRB for filing with the Police Department as provided in this section. 

Statutory Authority

The Community Police Review Board is established in accordance with Part 33 of Chapter 42 of the Code of the City of Albany (Article XLIV Sections 42-332 to 42-352).

Application Requirements

Applicants are requested to submit a letter of interest describing qualifications and a current resume to: 

City of Albany Office of the Mayor
Attn: Sarah Kampf, Special Projects Coordinator
24 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207

Applicants will be interviewed

Deadline for applications: Close of business Monday, September 20, 2021.

Policy Statement

The Office of the Mayor is committed to assuring that its appointments to City boards, authorities or commissions is representative of the diversity of Albany’s population. Consistent with the City of Albany Human Rights Law, it is the policy of the Office of the Mayor to prohibit discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, marital or domestic partner status in all aspects of its personnel policies, programs, practices and operations.


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