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 Lowe
Chief Darrell Lowe has served as the Chief of Police since 2019. He is a 27-year law enforcement veteran who previously served the Santa Monica, CA Police Department. He has experience as a Division Commander, Executive Officer and Captain. Chief Lowe holds 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, he is a contributing author of Department of Justice guidebooks, and has experience as a collegiate college instructor.
Captain Tim Gately
Tim Gately joined the Redmond Police Department in 2004. His command-level assignments have included patrol operations, criminal investigations, and administration. He has served as a Detective, Public Information Officer, Crisis Negotiator, Drug Recognition Expert, Sergeant, and Lieutenant. Capt. Gately holds a Master’s of Public Administration (EMPA) from the University of Washington, a Master's of Law Enforcement & Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego, and a B.S. in Communications from the City University of Seattle. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Center for Creative Leadership. Capt. Gately is a collegiate instructor and has authored national publications addressing community responses to homelessness and public-private regional partnerships.
Captain Brian Coats
Brian Coats has served Redmond since 1991 and currently oversees the Operations Bureau. Capt. Coats has served as a Field Training Officer, Administrative Systems Officer, Detective, Public Information Officer, SWAT operator, and CNT supervisor. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2012 and the rank of Lieutenant in 2018. Capt. Coats holds a B.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University and is a graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command. Capt. Coats is known for his tenacity to solve problems by working collaboratively with both internal and external partners.
Manager Sheryl Mullen
Support Services Division
Sheryl Mullen joined the Redmond Police Department in 2016. She oversees professional staff members 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 and Certified Public Safety Executive programs. 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 contributions of civilians and professional staff in law enforcement.
Lieutenant Martin Fuller
Criminal Investigations Division
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 Unit, 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 supervised Patrol, Training, and Detectives. In 2018, he was promoted to Lieutenant where he oversaw uniformed operations for the Redmond Police Department; including Patrol, Traffic and Bike Units.
Lieutenant Julie Beard
Julie Beard has served Redmond since 2004. She oversees Patrol Operations, including Patrol Swingshift and Nightshift Units, and the Mental Health Professional program. Lt. Beard has worked as a patrol officer, Taser instructor, recruiter, Explorer Advisor, Field Training Officer, Neighborhood Resource Officer, Peer Support Team Member, Patrol Sergeant, and Community Engagement Sergeant. Lt. Beard holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Washington. She also serves on the board of the Northwest Women’s Law Enforcement Network. She enjoys participating in triathlons and playing soccer with her family.
Lieutenant Ryan George
Ryan George began serving Redmond in 2008 and currently oversees Patrol Operations, including Dayshift Patrol Units, the Traffic Unit, and the Bicycle Unit. His previous assignments include supervision of Patrol and Community Engagement Units. Lt. George has served as a Patrol Officer, SWAT Team member, and as an Instructor for Firearms, Active Shooter Response, and Less Lethal Munitions. Lt. George is a veteran of both the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in both Automotive Technology Service and Technical Sales.