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The Operations Division 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. 


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Jeff Hinrichs
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Patrol Team A

Patrol Team B

Patrol Team C

Patrol Team D

Lieutenant Steve Dorn

Lieutenant Alan Lynn

Lieutenant Curtis Hyde

Lieutenant Marv Hammersley

Sergeant Stephanie Giboney

Sergeant Juston Alexander

Sergeant Robert Hayes

Sergeant Buck Pearce

8-9 Patrol Officers

8-9 Patrol Officers

8-9 Patrol Officers

8-9 Patrol Officers

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
  • Want to learn more about becoming a police officer? Visit our Career Opportunities page

K-9 Officers


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.


Rocky is the newest member of the K-9 program, joining APD in November 2014. Rocky is a Belgian Malinois and was assigned to the US Army, where he served overseas as a patrol and bomb-sniffing K-9.  He completed his 240 hours of training in December 2014, and shares the same duties as Jager.

K-9 teams re-certify 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.

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The 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 the Albany Police Department at 541-917-7680.


swat team

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.

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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.