In her almost 30 years of law enforcement, Assistant Chief Albrektsen has held a variety of jobs starting out in a non-sworn position in Crime Analysis.
As a sworn officer she has worked up through the ranks as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and Assistant Chief.
She served as a Community Relations Officer, Academy trainer, and Field Training Administrator: coaching and training officers and new police recruits. She has worked multiple commands such as Central, Mid City, Eastern, Northwestern, and Northeastern.
As a Detective Sergeant, she was assigned to Internal Affairs, and the Vice
Unit dealing with police regulated businesses. She was a Sergeant in the EEO office and was the Academic Director of the San Diego Regional Academy at Miramar College for two years.
As a Lieutenant, she was in charge of investigations dealing with child and sexual abuse. In that position, she worked several high profile series and handled all media requests.
Assistant Chief Albrektsen is planning on continuing to pursue an E.D.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego, has a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from San Diego State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University. Assistant Chief Albrektsen has worked as an instructor in Racial Profiling, EEO, Problem Solving, Legal, and Active Shooter cores.
She holds a certificate as a FEMA Instructor for Cal State Long Beach and has been a college professor for over 25 years. Assistant Chief Albrektsen is a founding member of the San Diego chapter of WLLE. She is passionate about leadership, performance, wellness, and law enforcement. As Assistant Chief Albrektsen has said, “I lead and motivate from a position of people being the most valuable asset to an organization and the community. Everything I do starts from that position, always.”