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Albany Police Department leases new training facility

WNYT Staff
Updated: December 15, 2019 08:36 PM
Created: December 15, 2019 01:53 PM

The Albany Police Department has a new training facility it's really pumped about. A vacant office building on Washington Avenue Extension will soon be able to house dozens of new recruits.

The APD has been facing staffing shortages. They're down nearly 50 officers.

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Just this week we learned more about the department's re-worked Neighborhood Engagement Unit. 

Chief Eric Hawkins says that there will be a more formal announcement on the training facility in the days ahead. 


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