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411 South Broadway Ave.
Albert Lea, MN 56007

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Step into a police officer’s shoes:
Enroll in ALPD Citizens Academy

Learn more about the Albert Lea Police Department (ALPD) by enrolling in its Citizens Academy. This 8-week course offers in-depth information on the department’s policies and procedures. 

Topics include hiring, field training officers, police equipment, narcotics, use of force, crime scene investigations, the community service officer program and driving-under-influence investigations. The program is both lecture and hands-on, including an optional 4-hour ride-along with a police officer.

The academy is limited to 16 participants who are at least 18 years old, live or work in the City of Albert Lea, and pass a limited background investigation. Applications are available:

  • At the Finance Department counter on the top floor of City Hall, 221 E. Clark St.
  • At the dispatch window at the Freeborn County Government Center, 411 S. Broadway Ave. (use the College Street entrance); or
  • By contacting ALPD Officer Kristen Steinberg at 507-377-5254 or [email protected]