Office of the Albany County Sheriff

Stop DWI

Since 1981, the Albany County STOP-DWI Program has served to educate the community regarding the dangers of impaired driving and provide funding to groups and organizations engaged in activities which support our mission to reduce alcohol related crashes in Albany County.

Albany County STOP-DWI Offers:

  • Anti-DWI Programs including speakers and DVD'S
  • High School mini-grants to assist with alcohol and drug-free prom-time events
  • Handouts and printed materials
  • DWI Program displays and educational events

Albany County STOP-DWI supports or funds the efforts of:

  • Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc. (ACCA)
  • CHOICES 301, Inc.
  • Honor Court - Altamont Program
  • St. Peter's Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC)
  • Albany County Drug Court
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Parents Who Host
  • Albany County Traffic Safety Board (ACTSB)

Albany County STOP-DWI provides funding to:

  • Twelve (12) local law enforcement agencies within Albany County
  • Albany County District Attorney's Office
  • Albany County Probation Department

ADMINISTRATION & EVALUATION

Allocation of Financial Resources
It is the responsibility of the Administrator to prepare an appropriate STOP-DWI plan and to provide financial resources to organizations that further the mission of the STOP-DWI Program in the areas of Enforcement, Prosecution, Court Related Activity, Probation, Rehabilitation, Public Information and Education and Administration.

Promotion of DWI Prevention as a Priority
The Albany County STOP-DWI Program is fully committed towards the deterrence model approach and will continue to focus a great amount of effort and resources to reduce impaired driving crashes. We intend to criminalize the DWI offense by publicizing our efforts and have moved to improve training for law enforcement with victims playing a huge role in personalizing why DWI enforcement is important. With the cooperation of law enforcement, there has been an increase of tickets being issued and the District Attorney's Office has strengthened its prosecution policy through swift, sure and severe punishments.

Monitoring the Programs Progress
An important function of the Administration of our program is to monitor the effectiveness towards achieving our mission. We will continue to seek assistance and monitor all aspects of our program and to fund only those projects that further our mission.