Bloomfield Hires New Police Chief

The Council also expressed its appreciation to Lt. Randon Matthews, who served as the Interim Police Chief for the past six months, at Wednesday's meeting.

From the City of Bloomfield:

The Bloomfield City Council approved the appointment of David Karst as the new Bloomfield Police Chief at a special meeting held Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Chief Karst comes to the City of Bloomfield from the Farmington Police Department and will assume his new position on February 4, 2019. The Council also expressed its appreciation to Lt. Randon Matthews, who served as the Interim Police Chief for the past six months, at Wednesday's meeting. The City of Bloomfield welcomes Chief Karst and is excited about the opportunity to work with him!

More about David Karst from Farmington Police Department:

Lt. Karst joined the Farmington Police Department in February 2006. During his tenure, he’s worked on patrol and in several of the department’s specialty divisions, including the Traffic/DWI Unit and Gang Unit. Karst has served as traffic sergeant, administrative sergeant and most recently as administrative lieutenant. He has extensive experience in managing state and federal grants, including traffic grants focused at ending DWIs, as this was a passion of Lt. Karst during his time with us.

After making lieutenant, Karst was commander over our new use of force review team and has been instrumental in our movement to a new and more sophisticated body camera system.

“David is a bright and passionate law enforcement professional who isn’t afraid to try new ideas. He will be missed at the FPD, however, we are very excited to continue to work with him as chief of police for a neighboring agency. We thank him for his service with us and wish him the best with BPD,” said Chief Hebbe.


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