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New police chief named for Bedford

October 8, 2014 | Virginia News

News Image BEDFORD — The Town of Bedford has named a new police chief.

Todd Foreman has lived in the Town of Bedford for 12 years but worked for the police department for 18.5 years. He previously worked in crime prevention, patrol, and as a Lieutenant over the Operations Division for the past few years.

“He is the most qualified by education, experience, and demeanor. Also, he has proven himself to be a member of the community,” Town Manager Charles Kolakowski said.

Foreman will be sworn in at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Bedford Town Manager’s Office, 215 E. Main St.

“I am excited. I want to continue to have the department be more involved in the community and meeting with people,” Foreman said.

He was among four finalists for the position. Kolakowski said there were about 25 applicants. The top four applicants were given a formal interview before a panel of city officials.

Foreman was the only internal applicant. One other was from Virginia and the other two from out of state, Kolakowski said.

“He will make a fine Chief of Police, someone who will make sure the department is working for and with the community. I have a lot of confidence in him and looking forward to working with him as chief,” Kolakowski said.

Foreman will begin his first day today. He was named chief after the previous chief, Jim Day, announced his retirement in July. The Bedford Police Department employs 24 officers and three civilians.

by Ashlie Walter, Lynchburg News-Advance

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