Lieutenant Tim Albright of the Elk Grove Police Department in Sacramento County has been employed within law enforcement for 21 years. Albright also currently serves as the commander of the K-9 Unit, and the day shift watch commander where he says, “We pride ourselves on building and fostering quality and meaningful relationships with those community members.”
An adjunct faculty member with California State University Sacramento within the Division of Criminal Justice, Albright teaches as well as mentors in the Mentors in Law Enforcement program. “The goal of the program is to marry students to mentors in the profession to help demystify it and provide guidance on navigating the hiring process and beyond.”
Albright earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Management and a master’s degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution with a focus on labor management from California State University Dominguez Hills. He also holds several certificates from California Peace Officers Standards and Training (CA POST) and is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute. He has plans to attend the FBI National Academy and the Senior Management Institute for Police, offered by Police Executive Research Forum.
“I firmly believe my education has uniquely positioned me to take on increasing leadership roles within the criminal justice system. Often times our reality is limited to that which we know and have been exposed to. A formal education nicely complements those experiences and provides opportunities to employ and apply critical thinking skills to situations.”
“A successful candidate must have a genuine desire to serve selflessly. One must be courageous, intuitive and demonstrate humility, understanding, compassion and understanding of others’ perspectives. Ultimately, we must have a servant’s heart, be willing to sacrifice for those we do not even know and sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice.”
“Each interaction provides an opportunity to demonstrate professionalism, empathy and humanness. I always remind my classes on the final day of the semester that as they progress in their professional growth they must always remain true to the principles which attracted them to the profession and never stop growing.”
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