Office of the Chief

Chief Albright
Chief of Police Timothy Albright


Chief Timothy Albright began his career in public service in 1990 with the University of California, Davis. His law enforcement career began with the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and in 1994, he transitioned to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office where he served as a Deputy Sheriff and later as a Sheriff’s Sergeant. In January 2006, he was among the first group of sworn personnel to be hired for the City of Elk Grove’s newly formed police department. His 16 years of service to the Elk Grove Police Department have included assignments as a Patrol Sergeant, Canine Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Watch Commander, Professional Standards Commander, Investigations Division Commander, and Operations Division Commander.

Chief Albright holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management and a master’s degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from California State University, Dominguez Hills. His executive education includes completion of the Senior Management Institute for Police and the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.

Chief Albright is a recipient of the Silver Star for Bravery, three-time recipient of the Bronze Star for Bravery, three-time recipient of the Life-Saving Medal, and five-time recipient of the Major Incident Ribbon.

Chief Albright was officially sworn in on September 3, 2019. He is Elk Grove’s fourth Chief of Police since its formation on July 1, 2006.