Bloomfield police name new chief

Randy Foster
Randy Foster has been named the new Bloomfield Police Chief

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Bloomfield has chosen a controversial new police chief.

The Daily Times reports the city chose 38-year-old Randy Foster to head its police department.

Last year he was fired from the Los Alamos County Police Department after a former corporal filed a lawsuit claiming foster and another officer had him committed to a mental institution against his will.

The county later settled and foster filed his own lawsuit January.

Bloomfield’s city manager says foster was the strongest candidate. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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