John H. Albertson III was promoted to Director of the Special Investigations Bureau, replacing Rex Prince who was promoted to Major over the Field Operations West Bureau. Albertson has served as Lieutenant and Statewide Commander over the Critical Incident Response Team (C.I.R.T.) since 2006. Prior to his promotion as CIRT Commander, Albertson 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. Since 2003, he has served as an instructor in crash investigations for the THP Training Center. 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. He is currently attending Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies. Albertson and his wife, Tammy, have three children and they live in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.