Why Join the APD?


Be part of the team!

Be part of the APD family. Every day includes excitement and adventure. No two shifts are the same.


Make a good living!

Recruits receive a generous starting salary that increases after graduating from the academy. Additional salary increases promotional opportunities are available throughout your career.

Help Others


Respond to emergency situations and other calls to serve the community. There is no better feeling than helping someone in need.

Hiring Process

Written Examination

Written exams conducted by the Department of Civil Service are typically held every two years. For exam date announcements, click here.

Candidate Viability

All candidates will be evaluated with a background check, medical exam and psychological test to ensure they are capable of this responsibility

Physical Agility Test

Candidates will be required to pass a physical agility test consisting of sit ups, push ups and a 1.5 mile run, based on age and gender. Click here for requirements.

Albany Police Department Recruitment

Albany Police Resources

  • Mobile Command Center

    Mobile Command Center

  • Mounted Police

    Mounted Police

  • K9 Unit

    K9 Unit

  • Bike Patrol

    Bike Patrol

  • Sky Watch

    Sky Watch

  • Traffic Safety Unit

    Traffic Safety Unit

  • Motor Unit

    Motor Unit

  • Special Operations

    Special Operations

Contact APD Recruiting