ALPD Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Albert Lea, by providing excellent public safety services through leadership, integrity, and in collaborative partnerships with our community.

Community Notice:

The Albert Lea Police Department is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Albert Lea Police Department Citizen’s Academy. 

The Citizen’s Academy is a community police program started in May of 2001. The program offers comprehensive information on the Albert Lea Police Department’s operation, policies, and procedures. It is a free course which includes an optional 4 hour ride-along with a police officer on a tour of duty. The mission of this program is to forge cooperation and trust between citizens and the Albert Lea Police Department.

The classes are instructed by members of the Albert Lea Police Department.  Cadets will hear presentations on topics such as police equipment, narcotics, use of force, community service officer program, and DUI investigations among others.

Applicants should reside or work in the City of Albert Lea. Applicants must be 18 years of age and submit to a background investigation. Classes are limited to 15 applicants.

Applications can be downloaded HERE.  Applications can also be obtained at Albert Lea City Hall, the Freeborn County Courthouse (dispatch window) or by contacting Lt. Jeff Strom at 507-377-5254 or e-mail at jstrom@ci.albertlea.mn.us .

The application deadline is Feb. 23.

Minnesota state law (Chapter 156 of the Session Laws of 2005) requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." For the City of Albert Lea, titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2015, are: City Manager, $118,037.40; Director of Public Safety $103,405.02; and Director of Public Works/City Engineer $100,342.42; Date of publication: Jan. 1, 2015.