About the Major Crimes Unit

Major crimes refer to crimes committed against a person or their property.  Included in major crimes are offenses such as homicide, assault, burglary, robbery, arson and larceny.  Very often, major crimes are also crimes of violence or the portent of violence.  They affect the very heart of our communities: our persons, our homes and our neighborhoods.  As such, the Major Crimes Unit is committed to improving the welfare and safety of our communities through swift but fair prosecutions of offenders who chose to commit these crimes in Albany County.


Types of Cases Handled by the MCU

Recent MCU Cases



Door damaged in home invasion retained for evidence