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Captain Eric Carter is the Operations Division Commander and serves as the Department’s Public Information Officer. He may be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . He commands five Lieutenants, five Sergeants, forty-one Police Officers, one crime analyst, and one support clerk.



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.

Detective Lieutenant Travis Giboney leads the Detective Unit and can be reached by phone at 541-917-7686 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . He is responsible for assigning cases for initial investigation or follow-up. Lieutenant Giboney is a liaison with the Linn and Benton County District Attorney Offices to insure that cases are ready for prosecution.  The Detective Unit’s normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; however, they are also available on-call, twenty-four hours a day as needed. They can be reached at 541-917-7686.

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.


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 Curtis Hyde        

Lieutenant Brad Liles               

Lieutenant Alan Lynn              

Sergeant Stephanie Warren

Sergeant Ron Parker

Sergeant Robert Hayes

Sergeant Dan Jones

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. Albany Police Department Patch
  • Visible police patrol.
  • Traffic enforcement and accident investigation.
  • Criminal investigation.
  • Response to tactical incidents.
  • Service of search and arrest warrants.
  • Interagency response and support.


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Jager is a cross between a Czech Shepherd and a Belgian Malinois.  In May of 2014, Jager and Officer Ard completed the 240 hours of training to prepare for working on the streets, including certification as a  Patrol Dog with the Oregon Police Canine Association.  Jager's patrol duties include tracking and trailing, building and area searches, discarded article searches, suspect apprehension, and officer protection.

K-9 teams re-certify annually with the Oregon Police Canine Association and have special training in searching for and tracking people; searching APD K-9 Demo 061414-7buildings and for lost or missing items such as evidence; high risk warrant service; assisting SWAT; and protecting handlers and officers.

APD K-9 Demo 061414-49The K-9 program has received excellent community support and generous financial donations for our K-9 Replacement Fund. Community donations are always welcomed! K-9 units are available for community demonstrations and education.  If you are interested in these services or making a donation, please contact Lieutenant Travis Giboney by phone at 541-917-7680 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



swat teamThe 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 opel and v150wide 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.

snipers search warrant 2Team 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.