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Pre-Employment Background and Pistol Permit Investigations

Senior Investigator Shawn Spring is the commander in charge of pre-employment background and pistol permit investigations. As the caseload increases, members of the Support / Special Services Unit, Criminal Investigations Unit, Office of Professional Standards and other units assist in completing assigned cases. The Albany County Sheriff’s Office conducts pistol permit investigations for areas that do not have a local police agency; however, pistol permit amendments are processed for ALL permit holders county wide.

OffenderWatch external website

Law Enforcement Request for Information (DSS) [PDF]

Albany County Animal Abuse Registry external website