Neighborhood Resource Officers
Neighborhood Resource Officers [NRO] work collaboratively with all police personnel, social services, businesses, city departments, other law enforcement agencies, and citizens to identify and solve long term problems. They tackle ongoing issues that can quickly escalate to criminal problems if left alone, such as drug issues, graffiti, neighbor disputes, and abandoned houses. 

As always, call 911 first for an in-progress emergency or any issue where you need an immediate response.
 

Officer Julie Beard

Officer Julie Beard is currently assigned to the north and east areas of the city. She grew up on the Eastside and is a graduate of the University of Washington ["GO DAWGS!" says Officer Beard]. Since 2003, she has served as a Patrol Officer, Recruiter, Background Investigator, Field Training Officer, Officer In Charge, and Peer Support Counselor. She oversees the Redmond Police Explorers and in 2009 was selected as the Washington State Explorer Advisor of the Year. She received the 2009 John Miner Award for Excellence in Community Policing. Officer Beard enjoys running, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. Contact Officer Beard at jbeard@redmond.gov. 
NRO Beard

Officer David Sowers

Officer David Sowers focuses on community problems on the south and west sides of town. He and Officer Beard jointly work with the homeless throughout Redmond. Officer Sowers completed a previous career in the US Air Force as an Intelligence Analyst and served in the Cold War and the first Gulf War. He has worked in law enforcement for 15 years with assignments in Patrol and Investigations. He has four children and two grandchildren. He lives on the Eastside and enjoys martial arts, golf, and running. Contact Officer Sowers at dsowers@redmond.gov.  
NRO Sowers