About us

The Redmond Police Foundation is an independent, public charitable organization established through the interests and support of Redmond community volunteers.
Purpose

The Redmond Police Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization established, in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service code 501(c) 3, to assist the City of Redmond's police department with non-budgeted expenditures. The Foundation is governed by a citizen-based, volunteer board of directors with all received contributions, donations and grants used to meet the mission and vision of the Foundation.

 

The Foundation is the only community-based organization authorized to raise funds for Redmond Police Department; it serves as a vehicle for tax-exempt gift and grants from individuals, businesses and philanthropies intent on providing better policing and a safer community. The grants we fund are ultimately intended to enhance overall public safety and help build stronger relationships between the community and the Redmond Police Department.

 
Board of directors

President & Founding Member, Sharon Brocker

Founding Member, Redmond Police Foundation

Sharon is a business professional with a background in Program Management and Organizational Continuous Improvement Leadership. She has led LEAN and Six Sigma continuous improvement initiatives for GE Aviation’s Corporate Supply Chain.

 

She has a long history of leadership roles with non-profits in various capacities, including the Redmond Historical Society, City of Redmond’s Public Safety Advisory Board and Knit for Life.

Secretary, Leo Poort

Leo Poort worked for 32 years as the principal Police Legal Advisor for the City of Seattle. He was responsible for day to day strategic advice and training given to officers of the Seattle Police Department. Leo counseled, instructed and advised chiefs of police, senior staff members, sworn and civilian managers, and officers regarding criminal law and constitutional procedures, first amendment protections, personnel law. He is an expert in laws affecting the collection of intelligence, public disclosure of sensitive police and criminal history records, domestic violence arrests and mandatory reporting. He is an expert in traffic laws, laws affecting property forfeiture, narcotics enforcement, confidential informants, police shootings and inquests, and personal injury liability. Most recently, Leo became an expert in laws that affect demonstration management (WTO) and emergency preparedness.

 

Recently Leo administered, investigated and screened cases for the Criminal Justice Training Commission under Washington’s Police Officer Certification Program to revoke the certification of police officers (statewide) who were terminated by local agencies for disqualifying conduct as defined by WA State Statutes.

 

Early in his career, Leo served for 3 years as Assistant City Attorney with the City of Bellevue, WA and was Bellevue’s first Police Legal Advisor. Leo is a 1973 graduate of Tulane University with a Juris Doctorate in Law. He was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1973 and has been a licensed member of the Bar for over 36 years. Leo Poort holds a B.A. degree from Michigan State University in English.

Development Chair, William Thomas

Bill Thomas is a 1966 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.  After completing the Airborne and Ranger programs at Ft. Benning, Georgia and serving tours of duty in the United States, Vietnam and Europe, Mr. Thomas embarked on a 30-year career in the Property and Casualty Insurance business. During the last five years of his career he was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of a major Northwest based insurance enterprise. 

Since retiring, Mr. Thomas has been actively engaged in volunteer work on behalf of non-profit groups in the Seattle area. In addition, he is co-founder of Alexander Hamilton Scholars, a nationwide non-profit organization that identifies young Americans who, like the young Alexander Hamilton, demonstrate leadership abilities, academic excellence, a passion for public service and financial need – and, through practical training programs, internship experiences and financial assistance, helps them reach their highest personal and career goals.  Also, he is the current Secretary of the Board of the West Point Class of 1966. 

He and his wife Lyn lived in Redmond for many years before recently moving to Kirkland.

Board Member, Hank Myers

Hank Myers has lived in Redmond since 1976, when Redmond was truly a bedroom community with very little local business.  He was appointed to an open position on the Redmond City Council is 2007, and has been elected three times since.

 

As a member of the Community Emergency Response Team, and the Meadow Park Forest Steward, he appreciated the value of resident involvement in City improvement.  Hank has chaired the Public Safety Committee of the City Council, and fully supports the Foundation’s support programs for police officers and victims of domestic violence.

 

In his private life, Hank is a transportation economist who works primarily with small airlines, but has also managed bus and passenger ferry systems.  He and his wife Christine live in the Idylwood area, and have to grown children.

Board Member, Dr. Tony Brooks

Structural Chiropractic owner (Redmond) and former member of the 75th Ranger Regiment.

Dr. Brooks serves in many capacities with for profit and non-profit organizations locally. He is an author, doctor, and father of 2 children. He has served on multiple Boards of Directors to include Capitol Oil Corporation, Hobizbo Inc, Ranger Group PLLC, Redmond Rotary, and the Redmond Public Safety Advisory Board.

 

Dr. Brooks lives with his wife and two children right here in Redmond.

Board Member, Catherine Mayr

Catherine is a certified Music Therapist who has lived in Redmond, WA for 21 years. Catherine has a degree in Music Therapy, Musical Theatre and a Kindermusik Certification. Catherine is a wife, and a mother of four grown children. Catherine is a graduate of the Redmond Police Citizens Training Academy.  In addition to the Redmond Police Foundation, Catherine volunteers her time with Redmond Hope Link. “It is a joy to live in Redmond” says Catherine, as “Redmond is a fast-growing, evolving city, with people living in Redmond from so many wonderfully diverse backgrounds”.  Catherine enjoys making music, singing, playing the Ukulele, and spending time, hiking, biking and traveling the world.

 

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Vice President, Tim Short

Tim Short is a Washington native and served as Treasurer of the Redmond Police Foundation. He is a commercial airline pilot, has been in the restaurant business for over 15 years and currently owns and operates Redmond's Bar & Grill in downtown Redmond.  

In his spare time he enjoys skiing and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Treasurer, Raymond Macey

Ray is a retired business executive with over 30 years in corporate finance and production operations.  He retired from Robert Bosch, GmbH with their division offices in Santa Barbara, CA (and Stuttgart, Germany).

 

He has been a board member of a Southern California US defense contractor for the past 10 years serving in various capacities including Director of Operations.  He is currently the Chairman of the Corporate Audit Committee.

 

Ray has been a volunteer for the Redmond Police Department since 2009.

 

A graduate of New England School of Accounting and has continued studies at Central Connecticut State University.

 

He and his wife lived in Santa Barbara for 13 years before retiring in 2006 and moving to Sammamish.

IT Chair & Board Member, Jeff Wallis

Chief Information Officer, Dynamic Communities, LLC

 

Jeff is CIO of Dynamic Communities, a firm which manages and hosts technical user groups and events around the world. Jeff spent 14 years in R&D leadership roles with Microsoft Business Solutions and has a broad base of technology and leadership experience in large and small organizations.

 

Jeff has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he studied Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering.

Board Member, Gigi Braucher

Gigi has volunteered at the Redmond Police Department for 17 years, serving in the Family Violence Unit, Disabled parking enforcement, and as a Fingerprint Technician for Concealed Pistol Licensing. She is a former executive board member of P.E.O., a community volunteer at the Assistance League of the Eastside, and a community volunteer with the Stray Threads Quilt Guild.

 

Gigi is a business professional with a background in accounting who enjoyed her career in the construction industry. She retired from her career in 2007. Gigi and her husband, Bob, have been involved members of the Redmond Community for 45 years and currently reside in Redmond Ridge.

Board Member, Jim DuBois

Jim recently retired from Microsoft where he served as the Global CIO. In his 24 years at Microsoft he worked in various roles in the product groups and IT. He helped launch the original MSN sites, led the IT infrastructure team, led several application teams, and served as Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer.

Jim currently serves on the Board of Directors for Expeditors International, is on the board for the industry association Technology Business Management, and on not-for-profit boards for Stronger Families, Timberlake Church and the Redmond Police Foundation.

Jim earned degrees in Computer Science and Business from the University of Washington.

Board Member, Melissa Farage

President, Mountains to Sound Marketing LLC

Melissa is a native of the Eastside, and proud business owner. She founded Mountains to Sound Marketing in 2016 and has enjoyed the successes and challenges of running her own marketing business in Seattle's bustling tech scene. She joined the Redmond Police Foundation to "use her marketing powers for good" and wants to make an impact on the department and the community.

 

In her spare time she enjoys backpacking, rock climbing, road biking, snowboarding and essentially any outdoor sport you can imagine.

Emeritus Board Members

Matt Meyers

Nancy Crim

Dr. Vincenzo Sainato

Andrea Liggett

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Steering Committee

Lt. Tim Gately

Tim’s current assignment includes oversight of the Investigations Division, including Detectives, Special Victims, Crime Analysis, Domestic Violence Advocate, FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and Computer Forensic Evidence Units. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from City University of Seattle and a Master of Public Administration from the Daniel J. Evan’s School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Center for Creative Leadership. Tim has served as a Patrol Officer, Drug Recognition Expert, Public Information Officer, Detective, & Sergeant. He also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Criminal Justice Program at City University of Seattle.

tgately@redmond.gov

Cpt. Erik Scairpon

Cpt. Erik Scairpon provides leadership for the Redmond Police Department's Operations including Patrol, Traffic, Bike Team, 911, Records, Property & Evidence. Cpt. Scairpon began serving with the Redmond Police Department in 1994 as a volunteer. He volunteers his time as the President of Victim Support Services, a statewide crime victims advocacy, education, and awareness non-profit and participates as a regional leader in the Special Olympics Washington Law Enforcement Torch Run.

EScairpon@redmond.gov

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Redmond Police Foundation

(425) 999-4016

contact@redmondpolicefoundation.org

P.O. Box 446 

Redmond, WA 98073-0446

@2017 Redmond Police Foundation