Deputy Chief Michael Albanese has been selected as the interim chief of the Burbank Police Department, City Manager Justin Hess announced Friday.

Albanese will become interim chief July 7 after Chief Scott LaChasse’s retirement becomes effective.

“Deputy Chief Albanese is a seasoned veteran of law enforcement and brings an unwavering commitment of service and dedication to our community,” Hess said.

“He is a true professional and I know he will do well in this interim position leading the department.”

Albanese began working for the Burbank Police Department in 2010 as a patrol captain, overseeing uniformed operations. Albanese was appointed deputy chief in July 2015.

“It is such a privilege to have this opportunity which highlights my professional law enforcement career,” Albanese said. “I am very proud of the men and women who work for our department and I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead them during this transitional period.”

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