The Community Relations Unit helps educated citizens by empowering them with crime prevention tips that will reduce crime in their community. The mission is to enhance public safety, reduce the fear of crime, increase civic responsibility and cooperation between the police and the community. The Community Relations Unit establishes and maintains a visible presence in neighborhoods, businesses, and schools, and coordinates events designed to provide crime prevention techniques.
Community organizations, civic groups, schools, or churches are required to submit a Community Outreach form to request services from the Community Relations Unit. The form has to be received at least two weeks before the event.
Crime StoppersTip Number: 229-436-TIPS (8477)
Crime Stoppers is a local non-profit community action program that relies on information from concerned citizens about crimes. The information assists in arrests and convictions. This method ensures anonymity for the caller and provides a reward when the tip results in an arrest or conviction. All of our calls are confidential. Your request goes directly to an answering service (not in our area). The service then forwards the tip to local law enforcement.
The Albany Police Department’s Teen Police Academy is an excellent opportunity for youth to achieve an understanding of how the agency operates. The Teen Police Academy is free of charge. The course runs for five Saturdays and meets at the Law Enforcement Center each week for two hours.
The Teen Police Academy will cover topics that include presentations on bullying in schools, gang violence in Albany, teen drinking and driving, the effects of drugs and the overall consequences of bad decision making. You will also have an opportunity to participate in a community service project during week five. This participation in the project will be an eight hour day. We hope that the knowledge, experiences, and exchange of information between you and the officers will make this one of the most enjoyable sessions you can experience. At the conclusion of the program, teens will participate in a Teen Police Academy graduation and be presented a certificate by the Chief of Police or his designee. So, if you are ready to be enlightened and have a good time doing so, complete the application and return it today!
Applications and Information
For more information on the session schedule or application, you can contact CPA Coordinator and Public Relations/Media Manager, Phyllis Banks at (229) 483-6298 during regular business hours. (8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.) Please complete both forms and deliver them to the Law Enforcement Center at 201 West Oglethorpe Boulevard. You can also fax it to 229-483-6299. You can also email a completed, signed and scanned form as an attachment.
Zumba with the Blue
Community Relations Unit and the Albany Area YMCA hosts this annual event which gives APD officers an opportunity to interact with citizens. ZUMBA is a great workout taught by certified Zumba instructors. For more information about the next Zumba with the Blue event email MWilliams@albanyga.gov