Albany Police Department

  • Agency: Albany Police Department
  • Address: 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany, 56307 MN
  • Chief: (Chief of Police)

Albany Police Department is located at 400 Railroad Avenue, Albany, 56307 MN. The Albany Police Department phone number is 320-845-2200.

Albany Police Department News

On April 23 at 6:30PM the Albany Police Department will be hosting a presentation regarding Sex Trafficking in Central Minnesota. The presentation will be held in the Little Theatre at the Albany High School. Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall, Waite Park Police Chief Dave Bentrud, Waite Park Police Department Investigator Jason Thompson and Rebecca Kotz from the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center will be presenting on commercial sexual trafficking/exploitation, Minnesota laws regarding sex trafficking, recruitment, grooming, pimp tactics, signs to look for and local efforts to combat sex trafficking. The presentation will end with a question and answer session. Any questions can be referred to Sergeant Matt Gannon at the Albany Police Department.

On January 8th at 6:30pm Sergeant Matt Gannon will be hosting a parent information night at the Albany Senior High School in the Little Theater. Sergeant Gannon will discuss his duties as the School Resource Officer, cover what goes on during a "typical day" and will have a question and answer session for parents/guardians. If you have any questions please contact Sergeant Gannon at 320-845-2200 or email at

Our department, along with many other law enforcement agencies, have received numerous inquiries regarding possible scamming phone calls that they have received recently. These scammers use many different stories in an attempt to get information from whomever answered the phone. In the last hour, our department has received two separate calls regarding scams related to Xcel Energy and two separate calls regarding scams with the IRS. Please do not give out personal information over the phone. If you receive a call you believe could be a scam, discuss with family or friends, research the phone number, or call our department.

Parents and guardians, As a police officer and parent, I know the importance of keeping our children safe. A commonly overlooked safety feature is the seats and restraints in our vehicles. With so many brands and styles it may be difficult to keep track of changes with your child's restraint system. I recently finished my training and am now a licensed Child Passenger Safety (CPS) technician. We want to offer this service to our citizens to make sure we are doing all we can to keep our kids safe. I will work specifically with you, your child, and your child's system to ensure the safest measures are in place. This service will be provided on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Please allow a 30-minute time per child seat/restraint system (Example: 2 child seats = 1 hour appointment). Seats will be checked for recall, proper fit for you child, and proper installation in your vehicle. It is highly recommended that the owner's manual for the specific child seat and vehicle both be available for the appointment. Please contact the Albany Police Department at 845.2200 to schedule an appointment. Officer Andrew Gravdahl 6604

The City of Albany is looking for community feedback on the Bicycle & Pedestrian plan and projects that are happening. Visit the city website for more information.

**JOB POSTING** PART-TIME PATROL OFFICER The Albany Police Department is currently accepting applications for a part-time officer. Inquiries regarding the position can be directed to the Albany Police Department, 320-845-2200. Job description and application can be picked up at the Police Department or City Administration during business hours and are also posted on our City website, Position will be open until filled.

A message from Stearns County Public Health: Help us transform Albany into a community where choosing to walk or bicycle is safe, convenient and enjoyable for all users. Share your thoughts and ideas with us today by taking the community survey!

**Reminder** Parent Information Night is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30pm.

On March 28 at 6:30PM the Albany Police Department will host a presentation on drug recognition for parents at the Albany High School Theatre. Parents, along with thier children, are encouraged to attend the event where School Resource Officer Sergeant Gannon will present on recognizing drugs, effects that drugs have on people, and recognizing signs of use. The presentation will last approximately 1 hour. For any further questions please contact Sergeant Gannon.

These bikes were located in the City of Albany. If you are or know who the owner(s) might be, please call the Albany Police Department at 320-845-2200.

On April 11th, our department in partnership with the Albany Area Schools hosted motivational speaker Marc Mero. Marc spoke to the students about the importance of making positive life choices, staying away from drug use, working hard toward your dreams, and maintaining a positive attitude. Marc gave two presentations to students ranging from 6th to 12th grade. Marc was asked to present to the students in conjunction with the anti-bullying program taught by the Albany and Avon Police Departments. A big thank you to the Albany Jaycees for helping financially to bring Marc to our community.

The City of Albany is looking for dontations of unwanted hockey sticks and pucks to place in our warming house. If you would like to donate these items, please bring them to the Administration office at City Hall. Thank you!

Albany Police Department, in association with the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, is happy to share that the City of Albany has received a Pharmaceutical Medication Drop Box. This drop box has been generously donated to the City of Albany Police Department by the Justin V. Pearson Memorial Fund. The drop box is located in the lobby of the Albany Police Department. The public can access the drop box between the business hours of 8am and 4:30pm. If you need to drop off outside of those hours, please contact our office at 320-845-2200 and an officer will assist you.

Winter ordinance reminders: Removal of snow and ice from sidewalks and streets: Ordinance 41.01, subd. 1 Winter Parking: Ordinance 51.07

Weather message from Stearns County Emergency Management: The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory which includes Stearns County. Current forecast is up to 8 inches of snow by tomorrow afternoon. Below are links to the current weather story and short term forecast. Weather Story Short Term Forecast

The Albany Police and Fire Departments will be escorting the football team through town on their way to the State tournament on Saturday, October 31st at 3:00pm. The route will be westbound Railroad Avenue from the school, left on 2nd Street, down Church Avenue to 8th Street, then back down Railroad Avenue eastbound to Avon. We hope to see you out cheering the team on. Good luck Huskies!

Reminder: Bike Rodeo at Albany City Hall Tuesday, August 4th 4:00pm to 7:00pm Riders of all ages welcome! * Register to be entered to win one of four bikes! * Free helmets with fittings by CentraCare! * Learn bike safety * See the fire truck and ambulance * And more! Registration form is attached or it can be found on the City website.

Albany Police Department presents: Bike Rodeo at Albany City Hall Tuesday, August 4th 4:00pm to 7:00pm See attached flyer for details! Hope to see everyone there!

The bike has been returned to its owner with no criminal activity suspected.

This bike was stolen between the hours of 6:30pm on March 14th and 9:30am on March 15th. The owners have offered a $1,000 reward for the return of this bike and a suspect. Please contact the Albany Police Department at 320-845-2200 with any information.

Cookies and coffee were delivered to our department this morning in observance of R.A.K. Day for Jay. Thank you for the Random Act of Kindness!

Reminder - Scam Awareness presentation is at 7pm tomorrow, February 24th at the Albany City Hall.