ISRI is excited to welcome former police chief Todd Foreman as its new Director of Law Enforcement Outreach. In his role, Foreman will also lead ISRI’s online efforts to deter materials theft that include the websites and, both of which are valuable resources for recyclers, law enforcement, prosecutors, and other interested parties.

“I’m excited to work with ISRI and use the skills I learned throughout my career to help the industry build a stronger relationship with law enforcement,” Foreman says. “We’ll continue ISRI’s longstanding commitment to helping prevent metals theft by creating a team environment between the industry and law enforcement.”

A law enforcement veteran of 29 years, Foreman most recently served as chief of police for the Bedford, Va., police department. During his tenure as chief, the department attained CALEA (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc.) accreditation standards for the first time. Foreman also led the department’s efforts focusing on crime prevention and community policing. Before being appointed Bedford’s chief of police, he served as the department’s patrol sergeant, as well as its operations lieutenant.

“Todd Foreman brings a wealth of law enforcement leadership to ISRI’s national partnership efforts,” says ISRI President Robin Wiener. “ISRI remains committed to strengthening our outreach and relationship with law enforcement in the battle against metals theft.”

Foreman earned both a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Arts degree in Human Services Counseling: Criminal Justice from Liberty University. He attended the FBI Academy in 2009. He also served in the Pennsylvania and Virginia Army National Guard for 16 years.