Nevada City has a new Police chief. City manager David Brennan at the council meeting last night announced the appointment of Tim Foley as the new Police Chief. Chief Foley brings over 33 years of law enforcement experience to the Nevada City Police Department. Foley retired in 2010 as a Lt. with the San Francisco Police Department where he worked many special projects and was Acting commander at several district stations within the City and the regional police academy. Chief Foley served as the Officer in Charge of the Professional Development Section of the San Francisco Police Department.
Chief Foley has worked with community outreach programs in several precincts within San Francisco related to homeless populations, mental illness programs and other social issues facing communities with law enforcement support. Brennan says the transition from interim Chief Scott Berry to Chief Foley will occur over the next six weeks when Chief Foley will assume full time duties on February 3rd.