Chief of Police

Chris Albright is the Chief of Police and head of the Ferguson Township Police Department. 

Chief Albright is responsible for a sworn staff of four sergeants, two corporals, four detectives, and currently 11 patrol officers, as well as a part-time Ordinance Enforcement officer and two administrative assistants. Two of the detectives focus on drug enforcement and cold case reviews.

Chief Albright strives to enhance the quality of life throughout the Township by working cooperatively to preserve the peace, enforce the law, reduce the fear and incidence of crime and provide a safe environment for the residents and visitors of the community. 

Before becoming Chief, he served as second in command of the Police Department.

A graduate of State College Area High School, Chief Albright earned a degree from Penn State and a Masters of Science degree in Security Management from Bellevue University. His many roles in the Ferguson Township Police Department have included traffic detail, bike patrol, hostage negotiator, field training officer, and member of the tactical response team. He also managed the department’s vehicle fleet, handled internal investigations, and conducted background checks for new hires.

A lifelong Ferguson Township resident, he officially began as Chief of Police on June 30, 2017.