Nevada City’s new Police Chief, Tim Foley will begin the job officially February 3rd and says it will be a change coming from the large San Francisco Police Department where he retired as a Lieutenant three years ago, to being the Chief of Police in a small Gold Country town.
The incoming Police Chief has over 33 years of law enforcement experience. Foley says he has had a chance to meet with the officers of the Nevada City Police Department and is very impressed with the caliber of the officers that are in the department right now.
Foley says San Francisco may be a big city but in the city boundaries are many small districts and the neighbors and business people create their own small community.
Foley says his first patrol partner at SFPD moved to Nevada City with her husband 25 years ago and he has been a frequent visitor to Nevada County as part of that friendship. He says it’s partly that connection why he is here now as Chief.
And because San Francisco Police Department has it’s own police retirement system, there will not be a conflict with the state Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) in hiring Foley.