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City of Elk Grove names next Chief of Police

The City of Elk Grove announced today that Assistant Chief Bobby Davis will take over for retiring Police Chief Tim Albright, who announced his retirement a few weeks ago. Albright will be leaving the department sometime in March.

Elk Grove City Manager Announces Next Chief of Police

Today, Elk Grove City Manager Jason Behrmann announced that Assistant Chief Bobby Davis will become Elk Grove’s fifth Chief of Police, succeeding Chief Timothy Albright upon his retirement in March.

“I am confident that Chief Davis is the right person to lead the Elk Grove Police Department into the future. He understands the department and values the support and trust that has been built with the community over the years,” said Elk Grove City Manager Jason Behrmann. “He is committed to keeping Elk Grove safe through modern, innovative approaches to municipal policing and understands the importance of community engagement and partnerships in achieving this goal.”
Assistant Chief Davis has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, having served as a Captain at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department prior to joining the Elk Grove Police Department in March 2020. During his 24-year career at the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, Assistant Chief Davis oversaw the Professional Standards Division, Patrol Division, Investigations Division, and the Court Security Division. He also served as Public Information Officer and the Assistant Chief of Police for their contract with the City of Rancho Cordova.

Assistant Chief Davis is a life-long resident of the Sacramento area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and is in the process of obtaining his master’s degree. Assistant Chief Davis has completed the FBI-LEEDA Executive and Command Leadership Courses, Senior Management Institute for Police- Executive Leadership Studies, and the National Criminal Justice Leadership Institute Academy.

“I am honored and thankful for the confidence and trust of the City Manager and the City Council. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve this wonderfully diverse community in this unique leadership role. I am thankful for Chief Albright’s ongoing leadership and guidance, and for the dedicated professional service of the women and men of our Elk Grove Police Department,” Assistant Chief Davis said.

Assistant Chief Davis serves on several important community-based programs including the Special Olympics, Links to Law Enforcement, Reduction of African American Child Death Review Board (RAACD), My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, and the California Peace Officers Association (CPOA) Board of Directors.

As part of the City’s executive team, Chief Davis will lead a department with 151 sworn officers and 108 civilian employees. In 2021, the Police Department responded to approximately 81,000 calls for service.
“I have seen Assistant Chief Davis in the community. He is personable, compassionate, and visible,” said Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen. “He will do a great job leading the City’s police department and building bridges with the community.”
The date for a swearing in ceremony will be announced when it becomes available. The public will be invited to attend.
For more information about the Elk Grove Police Department, visit elkgrovepd.org

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