Joe Pierucci Named Next Police Chief in Foster City
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Joe Pierucci Named Next Police Chief in Foster City
For Immediate Release: February 08, 2016
Contact: 'Andra Lorenz, Management Analyst, (650) 286-3215,
City Manager Kevin Miller is pleased to announce that Joe Pierucci has been appointed as Foster City's new Police Chief effective April 1, 2016. He replaces Police Chief Matt Martell who is retiring after a long career with the City. Pierucci is currently a Foster City Police Captain in charge of Field Operations.  

"I know that Joe will be an outstanding leader for our Police Department, ensuring the continued excellent service provided by the Department to our community," said City Manager Miller.  

Joe Pierucci has 29 years of law enforcement experience, serving the last seven years of that with the Foster City Police Department. After growing up in Foster City, Joe began his career with the San Mateo Police Department in 1986 when he was hired as a Police Officer. During his time with San Mateo PD, Pierucci worked as a detective, field training officer, and school resource officer before being promoted to Patrol Sergeant. He went on to serve as a Community Services Sergeant overseeing the San Mateo PD Police Athletic League program, Neighborhood Watch, crime prevention and community policing programs.  

In 2009, Pierucci returned to his hometown of Foster City, being appointed to the rank of Police Lieutenant, tasked with direct supervision of patrol teams. In 2012, Pierucci was promoted to the rank of Police Captain and spent tours managing both the Field Operations and Administrative functions of the department. He recently completed a term as President of the San Mateo County Law Enforcement Commanders Association. Pierucci has a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management.  

Chief Martell stated "Joe is the perfect fit for taking the helm of the Police Department at this time… he grew up in our city and spent his career serving the residents of this county, giving him  the experience and leadership skills to take the Department into the future!" Martell added, "Joe understands the expectations of our community and the culture of our agency, he will be able to seamlessly transition in to the role of police chief, thus allowing the Department to continue providing Excellent Service, Every Call, Every Contact, Every Day… and then some!"  

Pierucci is a member of the Foster City Lions Club. Over the years he has volunteered his time with both the Foster City Little League and Foster City Youth Softball associations. He is the proud father of a 21 year old son (Mike) and an 18 year old daughter (Tori), who also grew up in Foster City.  

"As a child growing up here, Foster City gave so very much to me personally, and I found the City to be a great place to live, work and play! I am both honored and privileged to be able to serve our community in this new capacity and to lead our stellar Police Department in a continuing tradition of excellence," said Pierucci.  

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200