Steven Krokoff B.A. '92

Steven KrokoffSteven Krokoff ’92 was appointed Chief of Police in 2010, having risen up through the ranks from when he joined the Albany Police Department in 1993.

As the leader of one of the largest police departments in New York, Chief Krokoff has taken a progressive approach to law enforcement.  Under his leadership, the Albany Police Department continues to break down historical social barriers with complete dedication to a community-centered model.  He has redirected efforts toward a holistic methodology where service providers round out a team approach to seek out root causes and contributing factors of problems. 

Krokoff recognized the need to regain the hearts and minds of both the Department and the community.  To that end, he has re-engineered police responses to crime by recruiting the public as full partners in the promotion of neighborhood safety.  The creation of the Neighborhood Engagement Unit and the evolution towards neighborhood policing teams will continue to implement his vision.

Krokoff is an adjunct instructor for SUNY Delhi, committed to helping his students embark on a successful career in criminal justice.  He is on the advisory boards of Habitat for Humanity and The LaSalle School.

Krokoff received a B.A. in English from the University at Albany in 1992.  He is working on completing his M.B.A from UAlbany, anticipating graduation in May 2013. Krokoff resides in the city of Albany with his wife Lynn and two children.