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The Operations Division is most visible area 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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Alan Lynn

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Operations 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

Patrol Teams A & B

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Marv Hammersley

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Patrol Team A

Juston Alexander

8-9 Patrol Officers

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Patrol Team B

Robert Hayes

8-9 Patrol Officers

Patrol Teams C & D

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Curtis Hyde

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Patrol Team C

Buck Pearce

8-9 Patrol Officers

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Patrol Team D

David Vaughn

8-9 Patrol Officers

K-9 Officers

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.

k9 jager


Jager is a cross between a Czech Shepherd and a Belgian Malinois. In May of 2014, Jager and Officer Nate 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.

k9 chetco


Chetco joined the Albany Police Department in March 2018, as a 18-month old and has been partnered with Officer Ben Arthur. Chetco is a Belgian Malinois who came to us from a Eugene Police K9 handler, and is named after the Chetco River in Oregon. Chetco replaced K9 Rocky, who retired from service in June 2018. Chetco is certified as a Patrol K9 through the Oregon Police Canine Association and shares the same duties as Jager.

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Nacho is a Dutch Shepherd who joined the Albany Police Department as a two year old in May 2018. Nacho is certified as a drug detection K9 through the Oregon Police Canine Association, and is partnered with Detective Aaron Davis.


swat team

The Albany Police Department participates in the Linn County Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team by assigning six sworn members. Four 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.

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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.

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