Albany Police Department http://wamc.org en Winter: Prime Time For Auto Crime http://wamc.org/post/winter-prime-time-auto-crime <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the state will provide nearly $4 million in grant funding to 29 police departments, district attorneys’ offices and other agencies to combat motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud in New York State.&nbsp; The Albany Police Department, Albany County and Westchester County district attorney's offices are getting just over $400,000 combined.</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80261 at http://wamc.org Winter: Prime Time For Auto Crime Community Policing Forum: All About R-e-s-p-e-c-t http://wamc.org/post/community-policing-forum-all-about-r-e-s-p-e-c-t <p></p><p>A community forum brought activists, citizens and police together in Albany Tuesday night.&nbsp;&nbsp; Community policing involves assigning specific officers to serve specific neighborhoods, engage residents and cultivate a community-based effort to stop crime.</p><p>It was a full house at Milne Hall on UAlbany&#39;s downtown campus, the event jointly presented by city police and the Albany Community Policing Advisory Committee.</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 75684 at http://wamc.org Community Policing Forum: All About R-e-s-p-e-c-t Albany Mom Petitions HUD: Ban Police Training at Public Housing http://wamc.org/post/albany-mom-petitions-hud-ban-police-training-public-housing <p>An Albany resident has started a petition to ask the federal Housing and Urban Development Department to ban police training in public housing. &nbsp;<br><br>The power of social networking proved to be a force to reckon with after citizens in Albany's Arbor Hill neighborhood <a href="http://www.wamc.org/post/police-training-frightens-neighbors-goes-viral-and-stokes-ire-naacp">posted photographs of swat teams, fake bloodstains and shell casings on Facebook</a>, after an Albany Police Department training exercise.<br> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:50:59 +0000 Dave Lucas 61835 at http://wamc.org Albany Mom Petitions HUD: Ban Police Training at Public Housing Police Training Frightens Neighbors, Goes Viral, and Stokes Ire of NAACP http://wamc.org/post/police-training-frightens-neighbors-goes-viral-and-stokes-ire-naacp <p>What started out as a police training exercise has ignited community outrage and attracted the attention of the NAACP.</p><p>The Albany Police Department is taking some heat after pictures and complaints about what is described as a "training exercise" went viral on Facebook.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:41:16 +0000 Dave Lucas 60649 at http://wamc.org Police Training Frightens Neighbors, Goes Viral, and Stokes Ire of NAACP New York A.G. task force seizes cocaine, guns in second major bust of the last two months http://wamc.org/post/new-york-ag-task-force-seizes-cocaine-guns-second-major-bust-last-two-months <p>New York’s top law enforcement officials were joined by Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings and Police Chief Steven Krokoff in Albany on Tuesday to announce a major drug indictment.</p><p>The 11-month operation, code-named “Operation North Star,” resulted in a 226 count indictment of 31 defendants and the seizure of nearly 2 kilograms of cocaine with an approximate street value of $200,000 dollars, more than $100,000 dollars in cash, three vehicles, a bulletproof vest, and a hand gun that police say was to be used in an imminent murder.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:44:09 +0000 57259 at http://wamc.org New York A.G. task force seizes cocaine, guns in second major bust of the last two months