The Albany Police Department protects and serves our city with the use of both new and traditional forms of policing. The mission statement of the Albany Police Department is to provide the safest environment for our residents to live in, commuters to work in, and our visitors to stay in. The Albany Police serve the city with the utmost courtesy, fairness, compassion, and respect for all the city's residents, commuters, and visitors. The officers of the Albany Police Department are very dedicated towards providing the citizens of Albany with professional service, preserving the integrity of their profession, and providing each and every citizen the respect that they deserve.
The Albany Police Department strives to preserve and advance democratic values, to improve the quality of life for every citizen, and vow to only use force only when required and only as a last resort. At the very top of the Albany Police Hierarchy is the department's Chief of Police. The Police Chief oversees every sub-department within the Albany Police Department. The Police Chief ensures the Albany Police Department runs to the best of its ability and provides the greatest amount of safety to Albany county residents and commuters.
[...] (2007). Albany Police Department. Retrieved June from Albany, New York Web site: http://albanyny.org/Government/Departments/Police.aspx. N.A. (2007). Citizens Police Academy. Retrieved June from Albany, New York Web site: http://albanyny.org/Government/Departments/Police/citizensacademy.aspx. [...]
[...] In May, just a few months following the racial comment. James Tuffey failed to complete the Basic Course for Police Officers and so his certificate had expired. Under New York State law Tuffey was required to take a refresher course or the 639-hour basic course and be sworn into the police force again. Tuffey also failed to renew his license to carry a firearm a for a total of 5 months, Tuffey was relieved of his duties and put on administrative detail, pending completion of the course and renewal of pistol permit. [...]
[...] Most notably is the occurrence that took place in 2009 with Albany's now former Chief of Police, James Tuffey. As of September James Tuffey announced he would be taking early retirement. This is Tuffey's second “early retirement” the first occurred in 1995 when he left his position as detective. Tuffey's public resignation announcement is believed to have been a long thought of decision, due the overwhelming controversies Tuffey has faced his term. In 2005, as Tuffey assumed his role as Chief of Police, he decided to close two of the four Police stations. [...]
[...] Jennings has publically stated he will be searching nationally a new police chief, one who will continue our commitment to modernization of the force, enhanced community policing an increased public safety” (Jennings, 2009). References Lyons, Brendan and Jordan Carleo-Evangelist. (2009). The Fall of a Police Chief. Retrieved June from The Times Union News Paper Online Web site: http://www.timesunion.com/aspstories/storyprint.asp?storyid=837151. Lyons, Brendan and Chris Churchill. (2009). Tuffey Said to Land Job with Friend's Company. Retrieved June from The Times Union News Paper Online Web site: http://www.timesunion.com/aspstories/storyprint.asp?storyid=840193. N.A. [...]
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