He then worked with the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department as a police major in administration before returning to the Miami department as an assistant police chief.
He parted ways with the department about a year ago because “they had a new chief and he was going in another direction, and I thought that was a good time to leave,” Blom said, adding that he used his time off from work to take care of his father, who died about five months ago.
Aside from law enforcement, Blom holds a masters in public management from St. Thomas University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.
“I chose Chief Blom because I thought he fit the best for the qualities we need in a police chief for the city of Doral,” City Manager Joe Carollo said. “He has gone through every facet as commander of police work and on top of that has tremendous knowledge of budgeting and financing and human resources.”
Carollo added that the presence of social cliques in the Doral department “is a culture that was there before and is a culture that is going to end now.”
“The bottom line is this: Chief Blom knows how to deal with police officers. He will deal with everyone with fairness and justice,” Carollo said. “There is not going to be any favoritism.”
Mayor Luigi Boria echoed those feelings.
“A department like this needs to be managed with professionalism rather than favoritism,” Mayor Luigi Boria said, adding that he believes Blom is capable of doing well in his role. “The leadership is everything.”
A previous version of this article misstated the annual salary of the new police chief.