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Elk Grove Police Chief Bryan Noblett announces his retirement

Elk Grove Police Chief Bryan Noblett announces his retirement

After 34 years in law enforcement, including 10 with the Elk Grove Police Department and 2 1/2 years as the EGPD Police Chief, Bryan Noblett announced he is retiring in July.

Noblett was sworn in as Chief in September 2016, taking over for Robert Lehner who had retired. Since taking over, Noblett has made connecting with the community a primary goal for the police department.

Last year Noblett created the Chief’s Advisory Board to connect with community members and get feedback from the community.

On a personal note, I have enjoyed getting to know and talking to Chief Noblett since he took over as Chief. He has been very approachable. His calm demeanor, willingness to listen and positive attitude and direction will leave some very large shoes to fill. Hopefully the next Chief will build upon what Noblett has continued.

The city issued a press release this afternoon.

“Elk Grove is a safer community thanks to the work of Chief Noblett,” said Elk Grove City Manager Jason Behrmann. “His earnest approach to leadership, his open communication style, and his strong commitment to always doing what is right has earned him the well-deserved respect and admiration of his staff, colleagues, and the community. He will be greatly missed.”

“Chief Noblett has led Elk Grove’s Police Department with heart and humility,” said Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly. “The City of Elk Grove is one of the safest cities in northern California and Chief Noblett is a big reason for that.”

Noblett said “The decision to retire has been extremely difficult because of the work we are doing in this community, but I’ve come to realize that there’s an entire next chapter of life out there to explore and my wife Sheri and I very much look forward to that.”

With 146 sworn officers and 108 civilian personnel, the Elk Grove Police Department serves the second largest city in Sacramento County (171,059 residents). The department was established in 2006. Chief Noblett is its third Police Chief.

The City will retain a professional recruitment firm to conduct a nationwide search in order to find the best candidate. The recruitment process will include opportunities for feedback from a variety of community stakeholders. The final selection is the responsibility of the City Manager.

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