Office of the Albany County


The Albany County Sheriff’s Uniform Patrol Division operates from the Sheriff’s Albany County Public Safety Building housed in the former Clarksville Elementary School in Clarksville, New York. Members of the Patrol Division provide primary law enforcement services to the five western most towns in Albany County and also provide supplemental services to many of the other towns, villages, and cities within the county. The Sheriff’s Patrol Division is staffed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Members of the Albany County Sheriff’s Patrol respond to approximately 23,000 calls for service a year and make an average of 450 arrests.

In addition to their law enforcement duties, patrol members also provide community assistance in a variety of other ways. For example, the Sheriff’s Patrol responded to 1,293 fire and emergency medical service calls this year. Due to the nature of their patrol responsibilities, Sheriff’s Deputies are frequently the first responders to an incident, accident, or EMS related call. While on patrol, Sheriff’s Deputies are assigned an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Naloxone, also known as Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. Through training and experience, deputies often provide assistance until fire and medical units can arrive at the location. As an integral part of the community, the Sheriff’s Patrol provides a vast array of services to the residents of western Albany County who would otherwise be left without a primary, full service law enforcement agency. Other support services are provided for community events ranging from road races and community parades to holiday celebrations, prescription take back events, and continuing education courses. The Sheriff’s Public Safety Building also plays host to a variety of informational and public service events presented by the Sheriff’s Office and has the capabilities to serve as a shelter in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. 

OffenderWatch external website

Law Enforcement Request for Information (DSS) [PDF]

Albany County Animal Abuse Registry external website