APD Organizational Chart
- Updated on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:33 pm
Organizational Chart (PDF)
- Administrative Lieutenant
- Communications Center
- Community Resource Unit
- Community Education Specialists
- Community Service Officer (CSO)
- Drug Detection K-9
- School Resource Officer (SRO)
- Traffic Team
- Property and Evidence
The unit is made up of one Lieutenant, one Sergeant, seven Detectives, one Crime Analyst and a Police Clerk. The Detective unit investigates all major crimes, conducts follow-up on complex cases that were initiated by Patrol, provides assistance in interagency investigations and participates in the Benton County Major Crimes Team.
Two Detectives specialize in property and person crimes. These crimes may range from assaults, robberies, and burglaries. They are also cross-trained to handle other cases as needed.
Two Detectives specialize in crimes against children and other person crimes. They work with the ABC House and the Department of Human Services to provide a safe place for children who may have been abused or are in danger.
One Detective provides computer forensics support for the department.
Two Detectives are drug interdiction specialists who work with other regional law enforcement agencies for narcotics-related investigations.
One Crime Analyst provides analytical support and evidence processing for the detectives and the department. One Police Clerk provides clerical support to the Detective unit.
Officer Dan Kloss and his K-9 partner, Rulon, have been together since March 2008. Rulon is a four year old Belgian Malinois. They have been a certified K-9 team since May 2008.
Officer Nate Ard and his K-9 partner, Joeri, have been together since December 2006. Joeri is a seven year old Belgian Malinois. They have been a certified K-9 team since May 2007.
Both teams recertify annually with the Oregon Police Canine Association and have special training in searching for and tracking people; searching buildings and for lost or missing items such as evidence; high risk warrant service; assisting SWAT; and protecting handlers and officers.
Patrol Services is the largest and most visible unit of the Albany Police Department. Patrol officers are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To provide around-the-clock public safety services, there are four patrol teams that work rotating, 12-hour shifts. They are usually the first to arrive at the scene of accidents, crimes, or disasters. Albany Police Officers responded to 56,847 calls for service in 2010.
Lieutenant Marv Hammersley
Lieutenant Steve Westling
Lieutenant Travis Giboney
Lieutenant Curtis Hyde
Sergeant Jerry Drum
Sergeant Ron Parker
Sergeant Stephanie Warren
Sergeant Alan Lynn
8-9 Patrol Officers
8-9 Patrol Officers
8-9 Patrol Officers
8-9 Patrol Officers
Patrol duties include:
- Emergency response to 9-1-1 calls for service within the city limits.
- Visible police patrol.
- Traffic enforcement and accident investigation.
- Criminal investigation.
- Response to tactical incidents.
- Service of search and arrest warrants.
- Interagency response and support.
Go to Patrol Officer job description
The Albany Police Department participates in the Linn County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team by assigning six sworn members, including five Police Officers and one Lieutenant. Two additional Officers are assigned to the Crisis Negotiation Team that works with the SWAT team. Being chosen for assignment to SWAT is a very competitive process and is extra duty in addition to Officers’ regular assignments. Assignment to the team requires supervisor recommendation, successful completion of an oral board, firearms qualification, physical fitness testing, and unanimous SWAT team approval. Once on the SWAT team, members must regularly pass a strenuous physical fitness test that includes running, push-ups, squat thrusters, standing broad jump and downed-officer rescue.
SWAT members utilize specialty equipment and receive extensive specialized training to deal with a wide variety of high-risk situations such as high risk warrant services, hostage situations, barricaded suspects, and any other critical situations that may require a large number of highly trained officers to safely accomplish the mission. SWAT members are provided with heavy bulletproof vests capable of stopping rifle rounds, ballistic helmets, goggles and gas masks. Each member typically carries 60 pounds of equipment when deployed. They also utilize short rifles for ease of movement inside buildings. Team members are also trained in the use of tear gas and a number of less lethal weapon systems.
Team members are divided into two specialties: entry and perimeter. All members train together for entry duties one or two days each month. The perimeter team members train together for an additional half-day each month because they utilize different weapons systems and train in additional topics. Four Albany Police members are assigned to the entry team and two are trained as perimeter team members. The Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) members often train with the SWAT team and serve a variety of roles on the team, including negotiation and communication, target research, and CNT members take on the majority of driver duties for our armoured vehicles.
Four full-time, non-sworn Community Service Officers (CSO) are responsible for enforcement of Municipal Code violations like junk and trash complaints, abandoned vehicles, parking complaints (including recreational vehicles and trailers), speed control trailer, traffic control and enforcing animal control ordinances within the city limits such as dogs-at-large or barking dogs. CSO’s ma y respond to livability issues in neighborhoods and use mediation techniques to seek long-term solutions to situations that could cause repetitive calls for police services.
Three sworn Police Officers are assigned to the Community Resource Unit to work in the Albany schools. The primary function of the officers is to serve as a resource to the school administration and the student body, address crime in the schools, and to create a safe and secure learning environment. These officers are also trained to teach D.A.R.E. classes for fifth graders and school safety classes for all ages. During the summer months, officers may be deployed using police bicycles during their normal course of duty. Specific bicycle assignments take advantage of the benefits of using a bicycle on patrol such as summer concerts or special community events.
Two sworn Police Officers are dedicated to traffic enforcement. These officers focus on traffic-related concerns such as seatbelt violations, speeding in neighborhoods, DUII enforcement, major traffic collisions, participation on a multi-agency regional traffic team, and focused saturation patrols during major community events or holidays that historically have generated more intense traffic safety problems.
The responsibilities of the Property and Evidence Specialists include the following:
- Store evidence and maintain a legal "chain of custody" on all items.
- Release property to the public when it is no longer required for evidence.
- Store and control all "lost and found" items.
- Organize public auctions of unclaimed property.
- Dispose of property and/or evidence.
Property may be picked up by appointment by calling 541-917-7685, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. If leaving a message, please provide your full name, phone number, and an Albany Police Incident Number to assist the staff in providing the best customer service.
- Process police reports and records.
- Provide a variety of police-related information to the public and governmental agencies.
- Receive incoming business calls, determine the nature and urgency of the calls, and route calls according to guidelines.
- Receive requests from officers for records information.
- Compose a variety of correspondence, reports, and other materials.
- Serve as cashiers at the front counter.
- Maintain records of and schedule maintenance for the police vehicle fleet.
- Manage the burglary alarm permit system for business and residential alarms.
- Release nuisance tow vehicles.
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