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Foster City police Capt. Jon Froomin tapped to lead Coronado police
April 24, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal staff report

Foster City police Capt. Jon Froomin

Foster City police Capt. Jon Froomin has been named police chief of the Coronado Police Department in San Diego County.

Froomin, 45, will start his new job May 13 and will replace the city’s current police chief, Lou Scanlon, who is retiring.

About 150 applied for the police chief position in the sunny Southern California beach town.

Froomin started with the Foster City Police Department in 1983 as an explorer and was hired full time in 1988.

He served as a motorcycle officer and detective before being promoted to corporal in 1997. In 2000, Froomin was promoted to lieutenant and became a captain in 2004.

Froomin grew up in Foster City, attending local public schools before graduating from San Mateo High School.

He also attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Foster City Boy Scout Troop No. 175.

He is a member of the Lions Club, having served as president, and is active with Special Olympics Northern California, being named sports volunteer of the year with the agency in 2012.

He is also an active volunteer with Samaritan House, which named him holiday program volunteer of the year in 2012.

Coronado is a small beach community with a population of about 25,000 and a police force of 44 officers and 23 other professional staff. It gets about 2 million visitors a year.

“He has demonstrated himself as a strong leader and a dedicated professional. We believe he will be a great fit here,” Coronado City Manager Blair King wrote in a statement. King hired Froomin after the candidate field was dwindled from 150 to seven.

His salary will be $163,000 in Coronado.

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