Meet Placer County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Albonetti
- Age: 35
- Family: Married with three children
I started with the Los Angeles Police Department in 2006 and was there for five years before moving to Northern California. I recently lateraled from the Roseville Police Department. I have been a police officer for 12 years and have worked gangs, narcotics, SWAT, and as a field training officer.
I am married and have three children. I wanted to join PCSO because I live in unincorporated Placer County and wanted to serve my own community. PCSO has a great reputation among law enforcement in this area and I wanted to work for who I believe is the best. The Sheriff’s Office is able to offer so much more than the local police department.
The best part about the job is that a deputy will inevitably encounter something new each day of work. There is always a problem to solve and I enjoy the individual challenge of each call we face.
My least favorite part about the job is that I sometimes will not see the end result of my effort. Often times on patrol we briefly enter a person’s life to help with an issue, but it is unknown if a month or year down the road they actually changed their life for the better.
I hope to continue to work hard as a deputy and explore new areas of the county and meet new people. My top priority is to do whatever I can to help out the agency, and, in turn, help the people I come in contact with. Hopefully, I can use past experience to really make a difference here.
My advice for those looking to enter law enforcement is to make sure you’re ready for the challenge. I started as a police Explorer 17 years ago and learned very quickly that I didn’t want to do anything else. Finish your education if possible and achieve some life experience before joining an agency. Realize that you will make mistakes, but learn from them and keep pressing forward. One thing you can’t do in this job is fail anonymously; learn to laugh at yourself, and enjoy the show!