Elk Police Chief Bryan Noblett will leave his post in late July of this year after approximately ten years with the department. He spent 24 years with the Lodi Police Department prior to his time as only the third chief of police in Elk Grove history.
Chief Noblett took time to talk to the News 93.1 KFBK about not only his retirement, but also the way law enforcement has changed over the years, and issues like police use of force and related legislation being considered in California right now.
Chief Noblett said he his decision to retire has been extremely difficult because of the work being done in the community by members of the Elk Grove Police Department, but he has come to the realization that he and his wife have "an entire chapter of live out there to explore."
Noblett was sworn in as police chief in Elk Grove in September of 2016. His department serves the second largest city in Sacramento County with 146 officers and 108 civilian personnel.
The City will be using a professional recruitment firm to search for Noblett's replacement, but the final decision will rest with the City Manager in Elk Grove.