As the Undersheriff of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office Undersheriff Albertsen is second in command and is to assist Sheriff Furlong in managing all law enforcement services and activities of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.
Undersheriff Steve Albertsen grew up in Oxnard, California moving to Carson City Nevada in 1976. Undersheriff Albertsen began his law enforcement career in 1978 as a Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. In 1981 he was hired full time with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office as Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Patrol Division. During his time with CCSO he worked a number of assignments including Patrol, Detectives, Narcotic, Juvenile Crimes, Gangs, Explorer Cadet Advisor, and was a member of the SWAT team.
In 1993 Undersheriff Albertsen joined the Nevada Division of Investigations as a Criminal Investigator working as a Narcotic Officer. Undersheriff Albertsen was assigned in Winnemucca then in Fallon Nevada. In 1995 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to supervise the North Tahoe Narcotic Task Force, covering the California and Nevada areas of North Lake Tahoe. While working for the Nevada Division of Investigation Undersheriff Albertsen also supervised the Tri-Net Narcotic Task Force which covered the counties of Carson City, Lyon County, Douglas County, and Storey County. He then supervised the Major Crimes Unit then the Special Investigation Unit.
In January of 2003 Kenny Furlong was elected as the 26th Sheriff of Carson City, Nevada at which time Sheriff Furlong appointed Steve Albertsen as the Undersheriff.
Undersheriff Albertsen holds a Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Management and Executive Certificates from the State of Nevada Peace Officer Standers and Training Committee.