Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative to Hold Public Meetings on Police Reform

December 3, 2020

The City of Albany is announcing seven (7) much-anticipated public meetings to solicit input for its Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative.


Mayor Kathy Sheehan, Chief Eric Hawkins, and the members of the City of Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative want the public’s input as they continue the important work of eliminating structural racism and bias through transforming policies, procedures, and programs within the Albany Police Department. The City of Albany is grateful for the public’s continued willingness to make its voice heard as we reimagine policing in our community.


To download a video overview of the public meetings on Police Reform from Mayor Sheehan and the Chairs of the Working Groups, visit:


The public meetings will be held virtually on Zoom at the following dates and times:


  • Wednesday, December 9 th , 2020; 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Friday, December 11 th , 2020; 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 15 th , 2020; 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 16 th , 2020; 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Monday, January 4 th , 2021; 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 6 th , 2021; 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Monday, January 11 th , 2021; 6:00pm-8:00pm


Residents can register to speak at one of the public meetings using the form at the following link:


Community members also have the option to submit written comments by emailing [email protected] or via USPS to the following address:


Police Reform
c/o Office of the Mayor
24 Eagle St.
Room 102
Albany, NY 12207


Comments can also be submitted via phone call or text to (518) 618-2268.


Residents’ comments will be reviewed and considered by the Collaborative working groups as they compile a draft report.


Additional information about the Albany Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative can be found at the following website:


The public is encouraged to periodically check the website for information and updates related to the public meeting schedule and the collaborative.