John H. Albertson III was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, supervising the agency’s Field Operations Bureau. Albertson had served as Major over the Special Investigations Bureau since 2011. Prior to acting as Major, Albertson worked as Lieutenant and statewide commander of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). He also worked as a CIRT Team Leader and Sergeant in District 3 Nashville and District 7 Lawrenceburg from 2001 to 2006. Prior to working as a CIRT investigator, Albertson served as a Road Trooper in Wilson and Rutherford Counties from 1987 to 2001, including two special assignments for CID. Albertson began his law enforcement career as a patrolman for the Rockwood Police Department from 1986 to 1987. He is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and a 2010 graduate of the University of Tennessee National Forensic Academy. Albertson is a graduate of Roane State Community College with an Associate’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice and holds a bachelor’s in Liberal Studies from Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU).