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Hiring Process

  1. Application / Initial Application Review
  2. Five minute speed interview for invited applicants via Microsoft Teams.
  3. Oregon Physical Abilities Test (ORPAT)* and written test
    • Obstacle course consisting of jogging, jumping, crawling, climbing stairs, crossing a balance beam 6 inches wide by 15 feet long, manipulating a push and pull station, controlling 80 lbs or weight, and dragging a 165 lb. dummy 25 feet , as required by DPSST in 6 minutes and 30 seconds. Watch a demo of the ORPAT test
  4. Formal face-to-face interview with panel
  5. Pre-Employment
    • Background Investigation
    • Psychological Evaluation
    • Medical Evaluation
*Test scores for the written and physical abilities tests will not be accepted or shared from/with other law enforcement testing agencies. In addition, test scores from this testing process will not be provided to applicants or other testing law enforcement agencies.

If you have questions about the hiring process, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Lateral Officers

Qualified laterals must have 3 or more years of law enforcement experience with a 911 responding agency. Laterals may qualify for their Intermediate and/or Advanced Certifications within a year of employment.

Laterals are offered an expedited screening process to minimize trips during the process.

Oregon’s certifying body, the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) honors most out of state academy training. For example, laterals from California only take a 2-week course.

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The Albany Police Department employs 66 sworn officers and 35 civilian staff who carry on a rich tradition of professional public safety service.

Community partnerships are integral to our success in maintaining the public safety in Albany. In order to accomplish our mission of "Excellence Through Service," we encourage community involvement and input. By working together, we will continue to create and maintain the quality of life we expect for all who live in and visit Albany, Oregon.

Albany Police Department

 Contact us

 911 Emergency

 541-917-7680 Non-emergency

 2600 Pacific Boulevard SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

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