Police department coinFor immediate release
Feb. 5, 2024
Media contact: Albert Lea Police Officer Kristen Steinberg at 507-473-3463 or [email protected]

Get to know the Albert Lea Police Department: Applications open for 2024 Citizens Academy

The Albert Lea Police Department invites residents to participate in its upcoming Citizens Academy program, offering an inside look into the daily operations of local law enforcement.

Classes are scheduled for Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 p.m. beginning March 14 and continuing through May 13. Sessions cover various topics including DWI/traffic enforcement, use of force protocols, firearms training, and field training programs.

Participants will engage with Albert Lea police officers in training sessions aimed at fostering understanding and collaboration between law enforcement and the community.

To participate, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Reside within the City of Albert Lea
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass a criminal background check


Class is limited to 16 participants. Interested residents may pick up applications at Freeborn County Law Enforcement Center, 411 S. Broadway Ave.; Finance Department service window at City Hall, 221 E. Clark St.; or by contacting Police Officer Kristen Steinberg at 507-473-3463 or email [email protected].

The deadline for applications is Thursday, Feb. 29. Submit applications by mailing or bringing them to the Albert Lea Police Department at the address listed above or emailing to Steinberg.

For more information about the Albert Lea Police Department and the Citizens Academy program, visit www.cityofalbertlea.org/police.


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.