Police Captain Jon Froomin Selected to be Police Chief in Coronado
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For Immediate Release: April 23, 2013
Contact: Police Chief Matt Martell, 286-3317

Captain FroominLongtime member of the Foster City Police Department and our community, Jon Froomin has been hired as the Chief of Police for the Coronado Police Department in San Diego County.

Jon began his career in Foster City as a Police Explorer in 1983. After serving as a part time Community Service Officer for two years, in 1988 he was hired as a full time police officer. He served as a motorcycle officer and detective before being promoted to Corporal in January, 1997. In November 1998, Jon was promoted to Sergeant where he served in the Patrol Division. In July, 2000, Jon was promoted to Lieutenant during which time he facilitated the re-writing and certification of the Field Training Program, used to train all new officers. In July 2004, Jon was promoted to Captain.

During his nearly nine years as a Captain, he served both the Patrol and Administrative Divisions. Jon learned about all aspects of the Police Department operations and also worked with other City Departments, learning much about their operations as well. He became known for his budget knowledge and management. Jon was a “go to” person within the Police Department.

Jon grew up in Foster City, attending Foster City schools and graduating from San Mateo High School. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Foster City Boy Scout Troop 175, before joining the Police Explorer Program as their Charter Captain.

As an adult, Jon has devoted many hours to community service through his membership in the Foster City Lions Club since 2000, where he served as President in 2007-08, and his affiliation with the Special Olympics for the last several years. In 2012, Jon was recognized by Special Olympics Northern California as their Sports Volunteer of the Year, by the San Mateo-Foster City School District for his involvement and support of their District, and Samaritan House named Jon their Holiday Program Volunteer of the Year for 2012.

In his effort to earn the Police Chief position in Coronado, Jon had to compete against over 150 other applicants. The City of Coronado is a small beach community with an island feel and home to the famous Hotel Del Coronado. With a population of 25,000 and an estimated 2 million visitors per year, the Police Department has a staff of 44 sworn officers, 23 professional staff, and a large group of dedicated senior volunteers.

FCPD is saddened by the departure of a friend, a colleague and dedicated police professional, but we are also elated that Jon has been selected to serve as Coronado’s Police Chief. We know that Jon’s years of service here in Foster City will serve him well and we wish him the very best as he heads south to start the next phase of his career as CHIEF Jon Froomin!

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