The Albany Police Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and certified by the state of Georgia.
Mission: To provide professional law enforcement services, protect, and serve the citizens, to enhance the quality of life in partnership with the community, to reduce crime and the fear of crime through joint prevention and crime reduction.
Albany Police Chief Michael Persley speaks with business owners about forming a business watch in downtown.
Chief Persley told the group that downtown Albany has more opportunities for prosperity than crime challenges and by becoming a “nosey neighbor” network, together we can change the perception of crime in Downtown Albany.
Here are few photos from the Police and Fire Games held yesterday.
Sgt.D.Jones and Cpl. Chanita Salyer placed 3rd in doubles. Cpl. M. Windom placed 2nd in Benchpress .
Congrats to all!!
Today in the Teen Academy:
Gang Awareness with Sgt. Gadt
Life Changes with NRO Dramoski Franklin
walb.com A suspect in two Albany shootings, who police say is a “violent member of a criminal street gang,” was arrested at a shopping center parking lot in the 2800 block of Old Dawson Road Friday, according to the Albany Police Department (APD).
[06/21/19] The intersection at Jefferson and Philema is now open. All units have cleared the scene.
Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property
2203 E. Oglethorpe Boulevard
June 20, 2019
The complainant laid her wallet down while shopping. It was picked up by two females who were later identified as Tanika Jackson and Keytwana Hudson. Both were arrested and charged with Theft of Lost or Mislaid Property (Felony). The wallet was recovered. However, the money was still missing.
Tanika D. Jackson
Warning: 😡😩😤😳To avoid getting stressed or impatient, don’t travel toward the Jefferson/Philema intersection. The clean up may last until lunch time.
[06/20/19] An officer with the Albany Police Department needs community help with identifying two shoplifters. He just uploaded two surveillance videos to the APD YouTube Channel @AlbanyGaPD. Go watch! Help the officer by providing tips. You could get paid through Albany Area Crime-Stopper 229-436-TIPS.
Five Officers from the Albany Police Department will compete in the Annual Police and Fire Games on June 21, 2019 at Junction Lanes in Newman, GA.
Every year, law enforcement officers and firefighters from all over the State of Georgia come together for some competitive fun representing their agencies.This is the 5th year APD has participated in this event.
Good luck to you all !!!
• Cpl. Chanita Salyer-Bowling
• Sgt. Darryl Jones-Bowling
• Ptl. Silas Moseley-Bowling
• Cpl. Kenneth Schlegel-Bowling
• Cpl. McKinley Window-Powerlifting/Bench press.
Female K-9 COPS
The Albany Police Department's Teen Academy started on June 8th. The teens toured the Law Enforcement Center and were welcomed by the Chief Michael Persley. They also the D-Team of the Uniform Bureau who gave the group came overview of the Uniform Bureau functions.
Aggravated Cruelty to Animal
Location: 509 N Westover Blvd # 1101
On June 5, 2019, officers responded to 509 North Westover Boulevard for an animal cruelty call.
The reporting person entered their apartment and discovered someone had killed and dismembered several cats. The reporting person described the cats as being “sliced up”.
On June 11, 2019, Destiny Winters and Michael Winters were arrested by Dougherty County Sheriff's Office and transported to jail.
Each was charged with Aggravated Cruelty to Animal
(1-Count) and Cruelty to Animal (2-Counts).
Destiny Hice Winters, age 20
Michael Edward Winters, age 24
Board members with Stop the Violence held a focus group to get feedback from high school and college age students on the different activities and topics they’d like to see at the upcoming Stop the Violence Youth Summit scheduled for July 27, 2019.
Stop the Violence Focus Group Meeting will be held tonight at 6pm at the Law Enforcement Center located at 201 West Oglethorpe Boulevard.
The group wants to hear from youth ages 10 to 20. Several topics will be discussed around creating positive community engagement and we want to hear your thoughts as well as ideas.
APD Animal Control
Hot Weather Safety Tips
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions.
Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren’t on year-round preventative medication.
· Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot. · Know the symptoms of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. Symptoms can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees.
· Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.
· Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. Not only can it lead to fatal heat stroke, it is illegal in several states!
KEEP YOUR ANIMAL SAFE DURING THE SUMMER HEAT!!!
Video from Mississippi Avenue taken with Officer's Personal Body Cam
APD Officers run to the rescue during Mississippi Avenue Residential Fire An unknown person started a vehicle fire at 1815 Mississippi Avenue. The fire sprea...
James Stanley Ritson Jr. (45)
Frequents the Mabry Motel and an active Probation Violation Warrant.
Call Crime Stoppers or the Albany Police Department if you have information regarding his location.
Photo Credits: Dougherty County Jail and Facebook
APD Officers run to the rescue during Mississippi Avenue Residential Fire
An unknown person started a vehicle fire at 1815 Mississippi Avenue. The fire spread from the car to the residence. Three APD officers were in the area following up reports of entering autos when they saw the vehicle fire spreading to 1815 Mississippi Avenue. They sprung into action and were able to save eight people from 1815 and 1813 Mississippi Avenue.
The AFD and APD fire arson investigators responded, and the fire remains under investigation.No one was injured.
Officer Irene Christian
Officer Yikevia Jordan
Officer Greg Stone
Naterrious Lewis (19)
Lewis is wanted on at least nine warrants which include Armed Robbery of a Person with a Firearm, Aggravated Assault, Hijacking, Motor Vehicle Theft, Entering Auto, Financial Transaction Fraud and several additional warrants in Columbus, Ga.
Anyone who has information regarding the location of Lewis can call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS to remain anonymous or call the Albany Police Department to speak with an investigator at (229) 431-2100 or (229) 431-3288.
twitter.com “It's not just cell phones that are distractions. Keep you eyes AND mind on the road. #headsupgeorgia #drivealert”
June 1, 2019
Stuart Avenue and Nottingham Way being closed due to an apartment fire on Redwood Court. Please take an alternative route if possible. Officers reporting that at least three to four apartment are on fire.
The Albany Police Department is sending a warning to motorists. Buckle Up and Put Down Your Phone!
This warning comes after a five-hour traffic detail, conducted on May 28, 2019, resulted in 88-tickets were written for seat belt violations and 50-for hands-free violations. Violators were in the North/South Slappey and Dawson Road Areas.
"Distracted driving is one of the main causes of traffic accidents. However, one of the leading causes of serious injuries and fatalities is people not wearing their seatbelts or wearing them improperly. Those are the mains reasons for details like this. “Voluntary compliance of the law is our main goal!!” said Sgt. Kalandria Peterson-Kearney with the Traffic Unit.
Other Citations Issued:
10- No License
5- Expired Registrations
2-Driving without a License
2-Violations of License Restrictions
One arrest for a Revoked Driver’s License
The traffic signal will be removed with the construction of the Connector Trail. Motorist should use caution when driving in the area.
WHAT: The City of Albany will shut down the traffic signal at as part of the Connector Trail construction.
WHERE: 3rd Avenue and Jackson Street
WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville, FL Lodge 5-30
Our secret is out!!! 💙🍩💙🍩💙🍩💙
Albany Police Department Investigators are working an Aggravated Assault involving 35-year old Patrick Rivers. Rivers told police he was parked in front of his home on his cellphone when a black male approached his Gray Chevrolet Impala. He said the male started grabbing his door handle attempting to enter his car. He said the male pulled out a handgun and demanded that he open his car door. He said he opened the door and the unknown male told him to give him everything he had. He said he gave the male approximately cash and cellphone. The suspect ran toward Popular Street. That’s when he heard about two gunshots. He said he saw a second male running with the male that robbed and shot him. Rivers drove himself to the Emergency Room for treatment of a gunshot wound to his buttocks. Rivers also told police the man who shot him was wearing a camouflage bandanna. This case remains active.
Here are a few photos Investigators released of the person believed to have fired at Rivers.
Calvin Hicks, age 53, has an active Probation Violation Warrant. Investigators question Hicks about a Theft by Taking of a Motor Vehicle case that occurred on May 13, 2019, in the 2100 block of Juniper Drive.
If you know where Investigators can locate Hicks, contact them at (229) 431-2100. If you want to help but wish to remain anonymous, call Albany Area Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS.
Dougherty County Tag Office Closure
The Dougherty County Tag Office will be closed Thursday, May 23rd, beginning at 2pm and all day on Friday, May 25th, for a Statewide DRIVES, tag and title system upgrade.
They will reopen on Tuesday, May 28th, for normal business hours 8:30am to 5pm.
Buy a Red Nose and help stop hunger
Thursday - May 23, 2019 @ 1PM
Walgreen's - Store #10797
300 N Slappey Blvd. (Slappey @ Dawson)
Albany, GA 31701
Parents and guardians, please remind teens that is is dangerous to walk along train tracks.
Gary takes to the rails to discuss the dangers of walking near railroad tracks.
De’Marquis Canidate has an outstanding warrant for Robbery by Sudden Snatching.Candidate is 19-years old, is 5'10 and weighs about 140-pounds.
If you have information regarding Candidate, call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS or the Albany Police at (229) 431-2100.
Three year old Janiyah Armanie Brooks, gone but not forgotten.
APD investigators having fun on a beautiful Saturday morning at the May Day Community Celebration held at Robert Harvey Elementary. The event is hosted by the Albany Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. #thekidslovethepolice
The Albany Police Department Charges Parents in Child Abuse Case
For Immediate Release
May 17, 2019 (Albany, GA)-The Albany Police Department’s Family Protection Unit (FPU) has taken warrants against 20-year old Gregory Parker in a heinous crime committed against a three-year-old little girl.
The child remains on a ventilator at an Atlanta hospital after a FPU and Department of Family and Children Services investigation revealed that the three-year-old had been severely beaten and sexually assaulted. The child had injuries to her vaginal area, ribs, along with swollen hands and unknown trauma to her head. She appeared to have old wounds as well.
Police were called to the child’s home on May 13, 2019 around 7:30 a.m. regarding an unknown problem. When Officers asked what the problem was, Parker told police his step-daughter was unresponsive. The child was taken to the hospital by EMS.
Parker, who is the child’s stepfather, is now facing Aggravated Child Molestation, Rape, Aggravated Sodomy, Aggravated Battery, Battery, and Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree charges.
The child’s mother, 19-year old Crystal Brooks, is also being charged. After being questioned, investigators discovered Brooks not only knew about the child being harshly treated by Parker but was also present. She is charged with Party to a Crime on the following charges: Aggravated Battery, Battery, Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree and Giving a False Statement initially.
This case remains active and under investigation.
For Immediate Release
Friday, May 17, 2019
A smoother ride is coming to the SR 234/Oakridge Drive railroad bridge in Dougherty County but getting there will require single lane closures next week.
Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be repairing the joints, where the decks connect, on the bridge over the railroad tracks. The bridge is about a mile west of the Liberty Expressway interchange. Work will begin Monday morning, May 20, and continue through Thursday, May 23, weather permitting.
Single lane closures may remain in place overnight. Traffic will begin to shift about a mile from the bridge and motorists should remain alert for message boards and other traffic control
The Albany Police Department's Family Protection Unit needs the community’s help.
Investigators are working an active case involving a heinous crime of child abuse. During the investigation, they learned that the parents and the child were walking on West Town Road toward Mars Chocolate around 6:30 a.m.when they were offered a ride by a good Samaritan. They’d like to know who that person was. They know it was a male driver who was in a black truck.
If anyone recalls offering them a ride on Monday, May 13, 2019, around the time mentioned, please come forward and call the Albany Police Department at 229-431-2100.
May 21, 2019: Update: More teens charged:
APD investigators have charged two more teens:
A 15-year old admitted to shooting his BB gun at a moving train.
A 12-year admitted to being on the railroad tracks and witnessing two others shooting at the moving train.
The 15-year old has been charged with Aggravated Assault & Intruding on Railroad Tracks. The 12-year old has been charged with Intruding on Railroad Tracks. The juveniles have been transported to RYDC. More arrests are expected in this case.
May 20, 2019: Update: Two Teens Charged
14-year old: Charged with Intruding on Railroad Tracks
16-year old: Charged with Aggravated Assault and Intruding on Railroad Tracks.
Police are still trying to determine the identities of several more juveniles.
Help Albany Police Department Identify Group of Juveniles
Georgia & Florida Railway
Incident: Aggravated Assault
The incident occurred in the 100 block of Booker Avenue while the train conductors were operating the train. He told police he heard noises then observed two black males running down the railroad tracks. At some point, a handgun was fired and struck the train. Two of the males had what appeared to be a black firearm and were pointing at the train. The damage to the front window is said to be about $300.00.
Additionally, the Georgia & Florida Railway expressed their concern in an email:
"Daily, our railroad moves freight across the Flint River to the Norfolk Southern railroad. It is not unusual to see trespassers on the railroad trestle going over the Flint River. Last night, as our train was moving over the bridge, a group of adolescents stepped out of the woods near the train tracks. One of the individuals was armed with a small caliber pistol and began firing multiple rounds at the locomotive engine. The bullets landed just feet from the engineer operating the train. If the Engineer had been struck and injured, there would have been no way to stop the train.
These trains often carry hazardous materials, and this could have been disastrous.The safety of our employees and the Albany community are of the utmost importance. We ask that you pass this information along to anyone that can identify the juvenile and hold him accountable for his actions. Spread the message to our youth to stay away from the tracks. Thank you for your time."
-Georgia & Florida Railway
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