Police Chief Announces Intent to Retire

Press Release

Press Release - Elk Grove Police Chief Bryan Noblett Announces Intent to Retire

Posted: 04/05/2019

image of Chief NoblettToday, Elk Grove Police Chief Bryan Noblett announced his intent to retire from the Elk Grove Police Department (EGPD).

“The decision to retire has been extremely difficult because of the work we are doing in this community, but I’ve come to realize that there’s an entire next chapter of life out there to explore and my wife Sheri and I very much look forward to that.”

Chief Noblett has 34 years of law enforcement experience in the greater Sacramento region. His career includes ten years with the Elk Grove Police Department and 24 years with the Lodi Police Department. He was sworn in as Elk Grove’s Police Chief in September 2016.

Chief Noblett has worked closely with department personnel and the community to foster a spirit of unity and collaboration. He introduced a new mission, vision, and values to the organization and worked with his personnel to integrate them into their daily work. He has worked hard to strengthen the department’s relationship with the community, launching a Chief’s Advisory Board last year, and he has paved the way for a new Intelligence Led Policing effort, Real-Time Information Center, and Animal Shelter to support the department’s immediate and long term successes.

“Elk Grove is a safer community thanks to the work of Chief Noblett,” said Elk Grove City Manager Jason Behrmann. “His earnest approach to leadership, his open communication style, and his strong commitment to always doing what is right has earned him the well-deserved respect and admiration of his staff, colleagues, and the community. He will be greatly missed.”

With 146 sworn officers and 108 civilian personnel, the Elk Grove Police Department serves the second largest city in Sacramento County (171,059 residents). The department was established in 2006. Chief Noblett is its third Police Chief.

“Chief Noblett has led Elk Grove’s Police Department with heart and humility,” said Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly. “The City of Elk Grove is one of the safest cities in northern California and Chief Noblett is a big reason for that.”

 The City will retain a professional recruitment firm to conduct a nationwide search in order to find the best candidate. The recruitment process will include opportunities for feedback from a variety of community stakeholders. The final selection is the responsibility of the City Manager.

“I am making this announcement now in order to allow time for a recruitment process to take place so that a new chief can be identified,” said Noblett. “I intend to continue to work hard until my retirement date in late July.”


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