Jul 222011
 

After little more than a year directing more than 100 officers in the New Orleans Police Department’s Uptown-based Second District, Commander Darryl Albert was chosen Friday as the interim replacement for a deputy chief who abruptly retired this week, authorities said.

A 20-year veteran of the department who previously led the department’s SWAT team, Albert was assigned to lead the Second District in June 2010, the only district to receive a new captain in Superintendent Ronal Serpas’ first round of departmental reorganizations. In April, he was one of 16 captains promoted to Serpas’ new classification of commander.

Lt. Mike Montalbano, Albert’s second-in-command in the Second District, will serve as the interim commander. Montalbano, who has also served in the department 20 years, has led the Second District’s investigative unit since prior to Albert’s arrival.

In the wake of Deputy Chief Marlon Defillo’s retirement Thursday following charges of neglect of duty in the death of Henry Glover, Serpas said he will continue assessing leadership in the department before making permanent appointments.

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  • Karen Albert, sister

    Congratulations.

  • Garmanne Mack

    We thank the Uptown Messenger for posting this photo after the promotions at Gallier Hall.

  • Lynnda Gerson

    Congratulations Darryl..!! You are definitely the right choice for this position and thought of you immediately to fill it. Know you’ll do an excellent job!
    You’ve made the entire Albert family proud. I’m very proud of you and your accomplishment with the New Orleans Police Department. Continue the good
    work.
    Best of Luck always,
    Lynnda Gerson

    • Darryl Albert

      Thank you, thank you and thank you. I appreciate the kind words and encouragement. I am excited about the new challenge and will continue working hard towards making New Orleans a safer place to live and visit.