Police Command Staff

A Commitment to Public Trust

The command staff of the Redmond Police Department is strongly committed to providing professional policing services to those who live, work, play, learn and invest in the City of Redmond. We are guided by the City values of commitment to service, integrity and accountability, which compliment our Department values of respect, professionalism, dedication and leadership. Your police command staff helps to drive positive policing outcomes to improve public safety for our community in concert with other City Departments.

Chief Darrell LoweChief Darrell Lowe

Chief Lowe is a 27-year law enforcement veteran who was previously with the Santa Monica, CA Police Department. He has experience as a Division Commander, Executive Officer and Captain. Chief Lowe has a master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University Long Beach and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from California State University Northridge. He has designed training courses that are now the state standard for California, is a contributing author of Department of Justice guidebooks, and has collegiate college teaching experience.

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Cpt. Ron Harding

Captain Ron Harding

Cpt. Ron Harding has worked for the city of Redmond Police Department for 24 years. He worked his first 10 years as a patrol officer, most of that on the graveyard shift. Cpt. Harding worked as a Detective for just over four years and then left law enforcement for a short period of time to be self-employed. Realizing how much he missed law enforcement, Cpt. Harding came back to work in 2009 with a commitment to take on leadership roles. He represents the City as a board member for Eastside Pathways and is a member of the department’s peer support team.

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Cpt. Erik Scairpon

Captain 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.

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SSM Sheryl Mullen

Support Services Manager Sheryl Mullen

Support Services Manager Sheryl Mullen has been with the Redmond Police Department since 2016. She oversees the civilian employees in the 911 center, records unit, and evidence unit. She began her career as an Emergency Dispatcher in 1989 at the Bellevue (WA) Police Department’s Eastside Communications Center. SSM Mullen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Western Washington University, has completed the Northwestern University sponsored School of Police Staff and Command in 2017, and has completed APCO’s Registered Public Safety Leader certification program. She holds a Middle Management Career Level certification with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. SSM Mullen seeks out opportunities to be involved in the community, including Shop with a Cop, understanding and advocating for public awareness of the important work civilians do in law enforcement. 

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Lt. Tim Gately

Lieutenant Tim Gately

Lt. Tim Gately is a 20-year law enforcement veteran who currently commands the Criminal Investigation Division (CID). He has served the Redmond Police Department since 2004 and began his career working nightshift patrol in the Overlake & Grasslawn neighborhoods. After serving as a Drug Recognition Expert, Public Information Officer, and Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, he served as a Detective before being promoted to Sergeant. As a supervisor he served in patrol and support operations, overseeing patrol response, school resource officers, police support officers, and crime analysis. Lt. Gately has held command-level assignments in patrol operations, with oversight of daily operations including uniformed patrol, records, evidence, traffic, canine, community outreach, and bicycle units. Lieutenant Gately holds a Master’s of Public Administration (EMPA) from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Communications from City University of Seattle. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy class #261 and the Center for Creative Leadership. Lt. Gately has authored national publications addressing community responses to homelessness and public-private regional partnerships.

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Lt. Brian Coats

Lieutenant Brian Coats

Lt. Brian Coats was originally hired by the Redmond Police Department in 1991 as a limited commission Police Support Officer. He became a full-time commissioned Police Officer a year later and developed experience in a wide variety of disciplines. Lt. Coats served as a Field Training Officer, Administrative Systems Officer, Detective, PIO, SWAT operator, and CNT supervisor. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2012 and to the rank of Lieutenant in 2018. Lt. Coats is known for his tenacity to solve problems by working collaboratively with both internal and external partners.

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Lt. Martin Fuller

Lieutenant Martin Fuller

Lt. Martin Fuller began serving with the Redmond Police Department in 2002 where he spent four years in the patrol division. In 2006, he joined the Traffic Division, providing technical collision investigation skills and aggressive driving enforcement. During that time, he also trained many department members as a Field Training Officer and EVOC (driving) Instructor. Lt. Fuller was promoted to Sergeant in 2011. Since then, he has served as a Patrol Sergeant, Training Sergeant and Pro-Act Unit Sergeant. In 2018, he was promoted to Lieutenant where he currently oversees uniformed operations for the Redmond Police Department; including Patrol, Traffic and Bike Team.

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