The announcement came Friday after Burbank City Manager Justin Hess made the selection.READ MORE: Range Fire: Firefighters Battling Small Brush Fire In Sylmar From Ground, Air
Albanese has worked at the Burbank Police Department since 2010 as Patrol Captain, providing managerial oversight of all the department’s uniformed operations and the delivery of police services.READ MORE: Beloved Security Guard Killed In Hit-And-Run In Long Beach Is Identified
According to a press release from Burbank’s Public Information Office, Albanese was key in developing the department’s Mental Health Evaluation Team, acquisition of the body worn and in-car camera systems along with other “critical Departmental operations and community outreach programs.”
“Deputy Albanese is a season veteran of law enforcement and brings an unwavering commitment of service and dedication to our community,” City Manager Hess said of his selection.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Underway In Pasadena: 'We Are Down To Our Final Days Before State Opens'
Albanese, who will start his interim role on June 7 referred to his appointment as “…a privilege” and a highlight of his professional law enforcement career.