Law Enforcement Training
The Law Enforcement Training Unit is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the activities and maintaining the records relating to Basic, Supervisory, Specialized and In-service training programs attended, taught and sponsored by or for members of the Law Enforcement Division. The Training Unit coordinated and recorded over 18,763 hours of training in 2013
In 2013, the Albany County Sheriff's Office maintained a lead role in the area of law enforcement training. Sheriff Craig Apple serves on the Board of Directors for the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy. The Zone Five Training Academy currently serves 67 law enforcement agencies within the ten counties which comprise the Zone Five Region.
In 1996 Sheriff James Campbell joined forces with area law enforcement executives to reorganize the design of what is now the regional law enforcement training academy. As a result of this reorganization, participating agencies would be responsible for paying a flat rate which covered all academy related enrollment expenses for newly hired law enforcement personnel.