By Pittsburg Police Department
He has served our community and the Pittsburg Police Department for 25 years, and now Steve Albanese will lead the proud women and men of this department as the new police chief following the retirement of Chief Brian Addington. (See related article)
Former Captain Steve Albanese is now Police Chief Albanese. He was sworn in yesterday to the top job rounding out his rise through the ranks of the Pittsburg Police Department.
Chief Albanese always wanted to be a police officer in Pittsburg. He graduated from the academy and, with an opportunity at hand, joined the Pleasant Hill Police Department. But after three months, the call of home led him to join our Pittsburg Police Department family. And, he has been a leader ever since.
Chief Albanese is determined to carry on the legacy of former Chief Brian Addington and his focus on transparency and breaking down barriers with the community we serve.
“As corny as it may sound, I’m not done here,” said Chief Albanese, “ I love this community. It is my honor to carry the torch forward and continue the proud service to Pittsburg that this department has shown time and time again.”
Chief Albanese holds an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from LMC, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Cal State Fresno, and a Master’s degree in Leadership from St. Mary’s College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and California Peace Officers Standards and Training Command College.
Congratulations Chief Albanese. We look forward to your leadership and a bright future ahead!