Lieutenant Foster has served the Birmingham Police Department for about 15 years, starting his career in December 2008. After completing the Birmingham Police Academy, he began at North Precinct as a Patrol Officer. Soon afterwards he was assigned to the North Precinct Task Force, before going to the Burglary Unit as a detective. In March 2018 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and over the next 4 years he supervised personnel at West Precinct and the Special Victims Unit. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in August 2022 and was assigned as the morning shift commander at South Precinct before being reassigned to the Internal Affairs Division.
Lieutenant Foster earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Alabama at Birmingham after graduating in May 2008. Lieutenant Foster has continued his education and training while working as a sworn police officer for the City of Birmingham.