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Former Police Chief Foster to Run for Sheriff

He was the Police Chief in Grass Valley from 1998 to the end of 2015, Now John Foster is announcing his candidacy for Nevada County Sheriff in 2018….

Listen to John Foster 1

Foster says he has discussed running with current Sheriff Keith Royal. At first Royal had indicated he might be running for another term but Foster says Royal is now in line for a new position as U.S. Marshall.

Listen to John Foster 2

Foster says his style of management is to reach out to deputies, other County employees and the citizens of the county to see what they would like to enhance at the Sheriff’s Department. He says he is also committed to support youth in the community…

Listen to John Foster 3

Foster began his law enforcement career in Palo Alto and was promoted to lieutenant and was in charge of personnel training. After that he went to Corvallis Oregon where he served as Captain of Investigations and Patrol. He says those two organizations provided him with a good foundation in law enforcement as he went on to become Chief of Police in Grass Valley.

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