University at Albany

Albany Citizen’s Police Review Board (CPRB)

The Center for Human Services Research has been awarded a new contract from the Government Law Center at Albany Law School to conduct a study of the Albany Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB).

The Albany Citizens’ Police Review Board (CPRB) is an independent body established by the city of Albany in 2000 to improve communication between the Police Department and the community, to increase police accountability and credibility with the public, and to create a complaint review process that is free from bias and informed of actual police practice. CHSR will conduct a formative evaluation and develop a performance monitoring system that provides the CPRB with regular feedback that will allow them to identify problems, take timely action, and subsequently measure the success of the board as a means of generating positive outcomes in situations of community conflict.

Contact: Dr. Camille Barnes