Office of the Chief


Chief Albright
Chief of Police Timothy Albright
Phone: (916) 478-8000

Chief Timothy Albright began his law enforcement career over 25 years ago with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department. In 1994, he moved to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department where he served as a deputy sheriff and later as a sheriff’s sergeant. His assignments included contract service to the City of Elk Grove, canine, field training, patrol, crime-scene investigations, corrections, and court security divisions. In January 2006, he was among the first group of sworn personnel to be hired for the City’s newly formed Police Department. His 13 years of service to the Elk Grove Police Department have included experience 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 from Union Institute and University and a master’s degree in Negotiation and Conflict Management 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, a 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. Chief Albright is Elk Grove’s fourth Chief of Police since its formation on July 1, 2006.

Chief Albright, his wife Kristina, and their three children have called Elk Grove home since 1997. In addition to his professional affiliations, Chief Albright serves as a youth sports coach and remains involved in his church and the special needs community.