The Albany Police Department is a part-time Police Department with departmental coverage for about 140 hours per week. When Albany officers are not working, the police coverage is provided by the Green County Sheriff’s Office.
The Albany Police Department has a full-time Police Chief, Robert Ritter and two full-time sworn officers; Officer Logan Lange and Officer David Reints. Chief Ritter started with the department on a part-time basis in 1998 and came from the Brodhead Police Department to work full-time at Albany’s department in November 2004 and became Chief in 2017. Chief Ritter has an Associate Degree. Officer Logan Lange started with the Department in April 2016. Officer David Reints started part-time with the department in 2016 and then promoted to full-time in 2017. The department also has several part-time officers. The part-time officers are used to fill in for full-time officers that are off and to work special events.
The department has two squad cars and equipment to service all of the Village’s Police Protection needs. The department is radio dispatched by the Green County Sheriff’s department and residents need only dial 911 in an emergency to have a police officer respond. The department boasts a Community Service program for youthful offenders, provides house watch services, and co-operates with the Green County Sheriff’s department in the DARE program. The department conducts all of its own investigations and certified Detective Ritter as an evidence technician. All officers are certified intoximeter operators and the department has it’s own intoximeter from the State of Wisconsin.
The Albany Police Department moved into new quarters in February of 2001. The new facility is high tech and should serve the department needs for many years to come. The Albany Police Department motto is to Serve and to Protect. The Albany Police non-emergency telephone line is (608) 862-3255, the fax number is (608) 862-1184, and 911 for emergencies.