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A native of Colonial Beach, Sheriff Scott Foster and his family have lived in the City of Fredericksburg for four years. Sheriff Foster has worked for the Fredericksburg Sheriff’s Office for 26 years and spent two years as a deputy in Westmoreland County. Sheriff Foster has risen through the ranks of Deputy, Corporal, Sergeant, First Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain to become Sheriff. Sheriff Foster received his basic law enforcement training from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy in 1997. With the retirement of former Sheriff, P. W. Higgs, Scott Foster was appointed to Sheriff by Circuit Court Judge Gordon F. Willis on September 15, 2022.