Albert Lea Police Department

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The Albert Lea Police Department is situated in the Law Enforcement section of the Freeborn County Government Center at 411 Broadway Avenue South. The Law Enforcement Center is occupied by both the Albert Lea Police Department and the Freeborn County Sheriffโ€™s Office. The Police Department is comprised of twenty-nine sworn officers. The organization structure consists of a Director of Public Safet

y, Deputy Chief of Police, two Lieutenants, four Sergeants, three Detectives and sixteen Patrol Officers. Civilian personnel serve in the capacity of Community Service Officers and Administrative Assistant.

Key fob and the following keychains were found today at Hawthorne School.  If youโ€™re missing these, please contact our o...
12/08/2023

Key fob and the following keychains were found today at Hawthorne School. If youโ€™re missing these, please contact our office and identify the type of vehicle the fob belongs to and the logo that appears on the black buckle. Thanks!

๐Ÿซ โš ๏ธ 30 mph - Thanks to the longtime collaborative partnership between the City of Albert Lea & School District 241, a s...
12/04/2023

๐Ÿซ โš ๏ธ 30 mph - Thanks to the longtime collaborative partnership between the City of Albert Lea & School District 241, a solar LED Radar Speed Sign was recently installed on Hammer Rd (east of Bridge Ave). This public safety precaution will complement the Cityโ€™s sign east of YH Hanson Ave.

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12/01/2023

For immediate release: Dec. 1, 2023

Media contact:
Albert Lea Public Safety Director
J.D. Carlson at 507-377-5665 or [email protected]

35 Albert Lea businesses pass compliance checks

On Nov. 28 the Albert Lea Police Department conducted its most recent wave of to***co and alcohol compliance checks throughout the city. Officers supervised decoys under age 21 who attempted to purchase to***co and alcohol products in 39 establishments, resulting in three violations. Employees of Green Mill, Skyline Liquor and Korner Mart conducted illegal sales. Police issued a warning to one additional establishment for an inoperable driverโ€™s license reader.

To help prevent illegal sales to people under age 21, both the State of Minnesota provisional driverโ€™s license and instructional permit show the date the holder turns age 18. In addition, licenses for drivers under age 21 use a vertical layout with a notation of โ€œUNDER 21 until # #/ # #/ # # # #.โ€ Licenses for drivers older than 21 use a horizontal layout.

A 1997 Minnesota state law requires law enforcement to conduct to***co compliance checks at least once per year. Retail clerks who sell to***co to minors receive a summons to court for the first violation, which carries a maximum penalty of not more than 90 days in jail and a fine of not more than $1,000. A second violation by the same clerk within a 5-year period is a gross misdemeanor violation. Businesses that fail to***co compliance checks can receive administrative penalties of up to $250 and a 7-day suspension of their to***co licenses.

Retail clerks who sell alcohol to those under age 21 receive a summons to court and are charged with a gross misdemeanor. In addition, the establishment is subject to having its alcohol license suspended. Continued violations may result in license revocation.

Employees and owners of establishments alcohol licenses are encouraged to attend the โ€œUnderage Access to Alcohol Serverโ€ training with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division hosted by the Albert Lea Police Department. The most recent server training was held July 25, 2023.

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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.

Enhanced DUI enforcement; weekends throughout the months of November & December.Plan ahead for holiday parties & get tog...
11/26/2023

Enhanced DUI enforcement; weekends throughout the months of November & December.
Plan ahead for holiday parties & get togethers.
Make arrangements for getting to & from these joyful events.
ALBERT LEA / FREEBORN COUNTY TOWARD ZERO DEATHS

๐Ÿ“ป  ALPD Special Policeman Judson Randall (EOW 11-06-1899) was recently featured on the Officer Down Memorial Podcast.
11/21/2023

๐Ÿ“ป ALPD Special Policeman Judson Randall (EOW 11-06-1899) was recently featured on the Officer Down Memorial Podcast.

THE JUDSON RANDALL STORY
EOW - Nov 6th, 1899

Judson Randall moved to Freeborn County after serving as the youngest soldier in Company D, 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry during the Civil War. He married Nancy Wiggins and they settled in Freeborn County MN. Judson became a successful wheat buyer and served part-time as a special policeman when the local Albert Lea chief needed extra help. During this time smallpox was the latest silent killer bringing fear to Americans. There were already over 1000 documented cases in MN with 28 deaths in the region. Law Enforcement became involved in helping assist health authorities, and an altercation and assault over the quarantining of an infected citizen ended in the death of this local hero and war veteran.
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This episode is sponsored by our friends at Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc.

Click here to see Judson's webpage and listen to his story: https://www.officerdownmemorialpodcast.com/judson-randall

WARNING - Violent content may be disturbing to some listeners.

Welcome Aboard!https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=774728811366424&id=100064879354246&mibextid=Nif5oz
11/15/2023

Welcome Aboard!
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=774728811366424&id=100064879354246&mibextid=Nif5oz

Welcome Officer Wynn: Meet Alex Wynn, Albert Lea's newest patrol officer! Alex, a native of Austin, Minn., took the oath of office during the Nov. 13 city council meeting. Alex attended Riverland Community College and Rochester Community and Technical College, graduating with an associate's degree in criminal justice. Alex is excited to use his passion for law enforcement to serve and protect the community. The Albert Lea Police Department is seeking more qualified candidates who are committed to excellent public service, community policing, and career development based on their strengths and interests. Apply here: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/albertlea.

On the 124th anniversary of his death, the Albert Lea Police Department honors and remembers Albert Lea Special Policema...
11/06/2023

On the 124th anniversary of his death, the Albert Lea Police Department honors and remembers Albert Lea Special Policeman Judson H. Randall. On November 4, 1899, 51 year-old Special Policeman Randall was assaulted while executing a court order commanding officers to move a smallpox patient to a quarantine hospital. Special Policeman Randall died from his injuries two days later on November 6, 1899 leaving behind his wife and adult daughter. Officer Randall was laid to rest at Graceland Cemetery in Albert Lea.
Article from The Chatfield Democrat, November 9, 1899. Article incorrectly lists his middle initial.

This well behaved guy was picked up today near Clark St/5th Ave S.  Green collar, no tags.  He will be at the humane soc...
11/04/2023

This well behaved guy was picked up today near Clark St/5th Ave S. Green collar, no tags. He will be at the humane society if youโ€™re missing him. Thank you

Communities undergo continuous change, much like the evolution of laws, values, and government expectations. The Albert ...
11/01/2023

Communities undergo continuous change, much like the evolution of laws, values, and government expectations. The Albert Lea Police Department is actively soliciting your input to improve our community services, establish priorities, and allocate resources. We kindly ask that you take a moment to respond to the following questions by November 17. Your responses are anonymous unless you chose to provide your name at the end of the survey.

Happy & Safe Halloween!  ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป ~ ALPD, ALFR, & FCSO
10/31/2023

Happy & Safe Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป
~ ALPD, ALFR, & FCSO

Attempt to Locate.This female Yorkshire Terrier (approx 7-8 yrs old) was located near Edgewater Park entrance, and would...
10/30/2023

Attempt to Locate.
This female Yorkshire Terrier (approx 7-8 yrs old) was located near Edgewater Park entrance, and would like to go home.
๐Ÿ“Œ Currently at FCHS.

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10/26/2023




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TAKE IT TO THE BOX: The Albert Lea Police Department and Freeborn County Sheriffโ€™s Office encourage residents to bring their unwanted medications to a collection program Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. โ€“ 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 1550 Blake Ave. The disposal is free of charge and confidential. Any medication may be dropped off, but no sharps please. The police will take all medications collected to an incinerator for final disposal. Proper disposal of medication helps protect people and the environment.

Officer Ben Witham (WSU Alumni), & Sgt. Steve Charboneau (not ๐Ÿ“ธ) representing our Team well at Winona Career Fair.
10/17/2023

Officer Ben Witham (WSU Alumni), & Sgt. Steve Charboneau (not ๐Ÿ“ธ) representing our Team well at Winona Career Fair.

๐ŸŒง Rain, rain, go away.  Come again another day (๐Ÿ˜† better late than never)!  Please lend a โœ‹๏ธ & keep your "Storm Sewer In...
10/13/2023

๐ŸŒง Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day (๐Ÿ˜† better late than never)! Please lend a โœ‹๏ธ & keep your "Storm Sewer Inlets" clean from debris to prevent flooding.

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10/11/2023

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Had a great time visiting this morning at the Sr Center for โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ
10/04/2023

Had a great time visiting this morning at the Sr Center for โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Fifth Annual National Coffee with a Cop DayWednesday, Oct. 5, 2022 The 411 Humble Beginnings Host an Event Promoting The Buzz National CWAC Day in a NutshellNational Coffee with a Cop day is a day dedicated to encourage communication and positive interactions between law enforcement agencies and the...

Great Advice - Thanks, District 241 (Tiger Tales, OCT 2023)!
10/03/2023

Great Advice - Thanks, District 241 (Tiger Tales, OCT 2023)!

๐Ÿ… Homecoming!๐ŸŽถ "Be true to your school" (Beach Boys)!!๐Ÿ“ธ Kelly Hendrickson Photography
09/25/2023

๐Ÿ… Homecoming!
๐ŸŽถ "Be true to your school" (Beach Boys)!!
๐Ÿ“ธ Kelly Hendrickson Photography

UPDATE๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿช… ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽŠ After missing since last winter, the ๐Ÿ”‘ have been returned!-----Potential owner to present claim in the mor...
09/25/2023

UPDATE
๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿช… ๐Ÿฅณ ๐ŸŽŠ
After missing since last winter, the ๐Ÿ”‘ have been returned!
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Potential owner to present claim in the morning. Thank you for Sharing & Caring!
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We'd like to identify an owner... ๐Ÿ”‘ found by City staff near Frank Hall Park (SEP 20).

MEDIA RELEASE:  Traffic CrashFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  9/20/23CONTACT:  Sgt. Steve CharboneauTELEPHONE:  507.377.5200ALBER...
09/20/2023

MEDIA RELEASE: Traffic Crash
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/20/23
CONTACT: Sgt. Steve Charboneau
TELEPHONE: 507.377.5200

ALBERT LEA, MN- On September 20th, 2023 at approximately 9:49AM, ALPD officers were dispatched to a traffic crash on Harriet Lane. Initial information was that the vehicle involved in the crash was in Fountain Lake.

Upon arrival, officers observed a pick-up truck sinking approximately thirty feet off the shore. Two good Samaritans were in the area on a boat and heard the crash. One of the parties entered the lake and was able to remove the driver out of the pick-up truck and bring him to shore. The driver, Dwight Martin Weise (85) of Blue Earth, MN was uninjured and checked out by Mayo Ambulance paramedics on scene.

ALPD and Albert Lea Fire Rescue personnel remained on scene until the pick-up truck was removed from the lake.

It is believed that Weise was traveling west on Harriet Lane, struck a retaining wall of a private residence, and entered the lake. Harriet Lane is small residential road that contains no outlets to other roads. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.

๐Ÿ’ฐ  A small coin purse was turned over to us today by a good samaritan.  It was found on the hood of their vehicle but th...
09/19/2023

๐Ÿ’ฐ A small coin purse was turned over to us today by a good samaritan. It was found on the hood of their vehicle but they did not know exactly what location it could have been placed during travels. Possible locations would be Shoe Sensation (near Walmart), or Taco Johnโ€™s. If you are missing a coin purse and can describe it & approximate contents, please contact our office.

๐Ÿ’œ Officers Kristen Steinberg & Tyler Lair supporting yesterday's Walk to end Alzheimerโ€™s at Frank Hall Park.๐Ÿ“ธ Summer Mar...
09/17/2023

๐Ÿ’œ Officers Kristen Steinberg & Tyler Lair supporting yesterday's Walk to end Alzheimerโ€™s at Frank Hall Park.

๐Ÿ“ธ Summer Mariah Photography
๐Ÿ’œ Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.

The ALPD & Freeborn County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety campaign whic...
09/16/2023

The ALPD & Freeborn County Sheriff's Office will be participating in the Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety campaign which runs September 17-23rd. Child restraint & seat belt violations are the targeted offenses.
An increased officer presence will have officers & deputies in search of unbuckled drivers & children not properly restrained.
Please encourage everyone to "Buckle Up". Check vehicles to make sure booster seats & car seats are properly installed & used.

https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/ots/educational-materials/Documents/CPS-DontSkip-English-Brochure.pdf #:~:text=n%20Always%20buckle%20up.%20%03n%20Pay%20attention%20behind,determine%20the%20safest%20seating%20position%20for%20every%20occupant.

๐Ÿšจ  We are excited to see you on Tuesday! ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ
09/15/2023

๐Ÿšจ We are excited to see you on Tuesday! ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ

Meet our SWAT Negotiators, who completed a 5 day course enhancing their skills.  The team consists of Karina Kunze & Amb...
09/15/2023

Meet our SWAT Negotiators, who completed a 5 day course enhancing their skills. The team consists of Karina Kunze & Amber Nuehring (Freeborn County 911 Dispatch), and Officers Ryan Bassett & David Huse (SRO).

๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Wednesdayโ€™s nonpartisan full news conference including Q/A can be found at the very bottom of the article (44:15).
09/14/2023

๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ Wednesdayโ€™s nonpartisan full news conference including Q/A can be found at the very bottom of the article (44:15).

Several local law enforcement organizations and leaders are continuing their push for changes to the updated law regarding school resource officers (SROs).

๐Ÿ† Lisa was selected as the Public Safety Telecommunicator First Responder of the Year!!๐Ÿˆ The MN 100 Club will treat her ...
09/12/2023

๐Ÿ† Lisa was selected as the Public Safety Telecommunicator First Responder of the Year!!
๐Ÿˆ The MN 100 Club will treat her to a Gopher & Vikings game in the near future!
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๐Ÿ—ณ Vote for our Hero!
โœ”๏ธ LISA RIPPENTROP (FCSO)
Public Safety Telecommunicator

It is Time to Submit your Vote for the First Responder of the Year!

For over 50 years, the Minnesota 100 Club has been supporting fallen & disabled First Responders. In 2022, the First Responder of the Year Award was started to thank them & to raise awareness for their countless acts of heroism across the State of MN. This year, one Firefighter, Peace Officer, EMS/EMT, & PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR will be recognized.

Winners will be announced at the end of October in conjunction with National First Responder Day.

Thank you for helping recognize the work of our incredible MN First Responders!

Vote For Your Heroes About the Award The First Responder of the Year Award was created to recognize outstanding First Responders. There will be four awards given this year: Law Enforcement, Fire, EMT / EMS, and Public Safety Telecommunications. Please submit your vote for one hero per group. Only

This hits close to home for us; US Int 90 (S MN).  We're determined to enhance Public Safety.  This year the Law was exp...
09/04/2023

This hits close to home for us; US Int 90 (S MN). We're determined to enhance Public Safety. This year the Law was expanded.
~ Slow Down & "Move Over".

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