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The Volunteer Program is a group of ordinary citizens dedicated to exemplary community service and public awareness that builds trust, creates a safe environment, and enhances the quality of life in our community within “Excellence Through Service”.

Download a Volunteer Application

Minimum Volunteer Requirements

The applicant must be at least 18 years of age, and a U.S. Citizen and possess a valid Oregon driver’s license. 


The candidate must complete an application. Resumes can be attached to the completed application, but will not be a substitute for the original application. These documents must be forwarded to the Volunteer Coordinator at 2600 Pacific Boulevard SW, Albany, OR 97321. Additional information will be required once initial screening process is complete.

Application Review

The Volunteer Coordinator and the Unit Lieutenant will review the application and schedule an interview.


The interview will be conducted as an oral board with several members of the Albany Police Department.

Background Check

The background investigation is a critical portion of the process. The department, because of the sensitive nature of the information you are exposed to, will thoroughly review the following: criminal history, driving history, credit history, references, etc.

If accepted, the APD Volunteer Program includes: 

  • Uniform
  • Training
  • Support Officers
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Citizen’s Academy
  • Crime Prevention Programs
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