Albany Police Department (Oregon)

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Albany Police Department
Abbreviation APD
Albany Police Patch.gif
Patch of the Albany Police Department.
Agency overview
Formed 1864
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Police Officers 63
Civilians 32
Agency executive Mario Lattanzio, Chief of Police
Website
http://www.cityofalbany.net/departments/police

The Albany Police Department (APD) is the law enforcement agency of Albany, Oregon, United States.[1]

Services[edit]

The Albany Police Department provides a number of "services" to the approximately 50,000 residents of Albany.[2] [3][4]

Patrol[edit]

The patrol division is composed of four patrol sergeants, four corporals, twenty-eight patrol officers, and two K-9 units, whose primary responsibility is responding to 9-1-1 calls throughout the city. In 2002, the division responded to 26,179 calls for service.[4]

Criminal investigations[edit]

The Criminal Investigations unit is primarily responsible for investigating all major crimes within the city, and providing support to the Valley Inter Agency Narcotics Team (VALIANT) and the Benton County Major Crimes Team.

Communications center[edit]

Unlike other police agencies, the Albany Police Department provides its own dispatch center. The communications center is responsible for the operation of the 9-1-1 telephone service, and communication between police.

History[edit]

The Albany Police Department was founded in 1864 when Albany was incorporated, although the title of "Marshal" was used in place of the term "Police Officer". Since then the department has grown and added a reserve program and an explorer scout program.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Homepage". Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  2. ^ "U.S Census bureau". Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Population". Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Services". Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 
  5. ^ "History". Archived from the original on 1 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-17. 

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Coordinates: 44°37′44″N 123°05′50″W / 44.62886°N 123.09735°W / 44.62886; -123.09735