There's a community forum coming up with Albany's new police chief

Albany police chief Eric Hawkins

Albany police chief Eric Hawkins

There's a community forum with Albany's new police chief, Eric Hawkins, lined up for October 16 at the Pine Hills Branch of the Albany Public Library. It's organized by the Albany Community Policing Advisory Committee (ACPAC).

Blurbage: "Chief Hawkins will discuss his vision for the department and listen to feedback from community members."

There's a lot to talk about regarding policing in Albany lately, from the recent flare up of gun violence, to the review of a police shooting of a man in West Hill this past August, to the rollout of officer body cameras, to the department's ongoing community policing efforts, to the concerns about traffic safety that often surface at neighborhood meetings.

And on top of all that, this could just be a good opportunity to learn more about the new chief and meet him in person.

The forum is Tuesday, October 16 from 6-8 pm at the Pine Hills Branch (517 Western Ave -- near the merge with Madison Ave).

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