Partnering Instructor

Michael W. Albin, Chief


Mike Albin earned his Bachelors of Science in General Studies with a focus in Human Behavior and an Associate of Science in Business from Indiana University.

He is currently the Chief of Police at the Bristol Police Department in Bristol, Indiana.  He has been a certified training officer for over 21 years.  He is a Firearms Instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) and the National Rifle Association (NRA).  He holds certifications in crisis and hostage negations, fraud and white-collar crime investigations, computer and digital forensics, organized intellectual property theft investigator and network and router interrogations.  He is a member of the United States Secret Service (USSS) Chicago Field Office Cyber Fraud Task Force (CFTF).  He is a homicide investigator trained through the Southern Police Institute and is a Force Science Analyst and Advanced Specialist with the Force Science Institute.

He owns a video production company that he started over 20 years ago.  He is an Apple certified professional Final Cut Pro editor, and video editor in Avid, Adobe Creative Suite, and a compositor in Adobe After Effects, Autodesk 3ds Max and Blender.

Mike has authored articles on technology and law enforcement, human behavior, stress and memory, and body-worn cameras.