For immediate release
Nov. 1, 2023
Media contact: Albert Lea Police Lt. Darin Palmer, 507-377-5217 or [email protected]

Survey: Albert Lea police seeking input for improving services

The Albert Lea Police Department is asking local residents and workers to take a survey to help improve its community services. The department will use the responses to establish priorities and allocate resources.

“Our department is continually striving to do better. It’s been several years since we did a community survey to get a strong handle on what issues are important to people who live and work here. With many new officers on board, we thought this was an ideal time to check in with the community as we bring our new staff up to speed, ” said Albert Lea Police Lt. Darin Palmer.

The survey consists of 10 questions and is available online in English and in Spanish (note: the survey is closed). Hard copies are available at the Albert Lea Public Library, 211 E. Clark St., and the Finance Department window on the top floor of City Hall, 221 E. Clark St. All responses are anonymous unless responders choose to leave their names.

The survey will be open through Nov. 17.


The mission of the Albert Lea Police Department 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.