Independent Review Committee

The Independent Review Committee (IRC) for the University at Albany Police Department was created by the Vice President for Student Success in collaboration with the Chief of the University Police Department (UPD) in the Spring 2014 semester. 

The IRC members  include UAlbany faculty, staff, and students who serve two- or three-year terms and are eligible for reappointment for a subsequent term.  The IRC functions to review the UPD’s complaint investigation process, and more generally to help ensure community confidence in the UPD.  The Committee’s charge includes two principal responsibilities:

 

1. To examine complaint cases brought to and investigated by UPD; and

 

2. To perform a yearly audit that examines the overall performance of UPD’s complaint process; examines the quality of police-community interactions; and provides a summation of the year’s complaint cases. The IRC makes recommendations concerning those issues as appropriate. Additional information can be found on the Annual Audit page.