Earlier this afternoon, former Elk Grove Police Captain Timothy Albright was sworn in as the fourth Police Chief in the 14 year history of the Elk Grove Police Department.
The ceremony took place at Elk Grove’s Creekside Church, in front of city leaders, community members and many law enforcement personnel. The leaders of neighboring jurisdictions, Folsom Police, Sacramento Police, Galt Police and Sacramento Sheriff all were on hand to offer their support.
Elk Grove City Manager Jason Behrmann, the man who hired Albright, spoke of the reasons he chose him as the next chief. He said Albright’s familiarity with the organization, his deep roots in the city and passion for the job are what convinced him to pick Albright over several other worthy candidates.
Retiring police chief Bryan Noblett spoke of his relationship with Albright over the past 10 years, and how he enjoyed working with his successor.
After Albright’s family pinned his new badge and stripes, Noblett then administered the swearing in.
During his first speech as Chief of Police, Albright thanked his previous leaders. Albright started out in the Sacramento Sheriff Department in 1994 and credited former Sheriff John McGinness with helping him get on the right path. He thanked Elk Grove’s first police chief, Bob Simmons for bringing him over to the Elk Grove Police Department when it was created in 2006.
Albright saved the most praise for his predecessor and friend, Bryan Noblett, for showing him how to be a leader from the heart and how to be humble. Noblett is credited with creating a culture in the department that emphasizes connecting with the community. Both Noblett and Albright spoke of how the Elk Grove community supports law enforcement in ways not seen in other areas.