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Grass Valley Police Chief Foster Retires

Grass Valley begins 2016 without a police chief. After 17 years at the helm, John Foster’s last day was Wednesday (December 30). Foster is leaving for personal reasons, to help take care of a son who has cancer, but says his decision to step down was a tough one…

Listen to John Foster 1

The Grass Valley City Council will discuss Foster’s successor at their meeting next week, and Foster says it’s possible that they could promote from within the department…

Listen to John Foster 2

That would mean either of the lieutenants–Alex Gammelgard or Steve Johnson would likely get the promotion. Foster says they could hire from outside the department, but can’t offer the salary and benefits that other departments can…

Listen to John Foster 3

Foster has spent 35 years in law enforcement. He says he’ll remember two things about his time here–his great employees, and how helpful the community has been.

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