Captain Darrell Lowe, a 26-year veteran and accomplished member of the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD), has been selected as Chief of Police for the Redmond Washington Police Department.

“Captain Lowe has truly and positively impacted the community of Santa Monica, and the Santa Monica Police Department, during his 26 years with us,” said Chief Cynthia Renaud. “While we will miss him greatly, we are proud that his talents will be put to good use with the Redmond Police Department in working to serve their community.”

Captain Lowe was the architect of both the Departments beat reconfiguration when Metro’s Expo Line opened in Santa Monica and updated its Warrant due-diligence protocol. Captain Lowe worked a variety of operational assignments, including patrol, school resource officer, Third Street Promenade bike patrol, and multiple administrative assignments including: internal affairs, executive officer to the deputy chief, executive officer to the operations and investigations divisions, concluding his career as the captain of the field services division. He has been the Department’s lead facilitator for its constitutional policing, procedural justice and implicit bias curriculum training the departments 500 personnel.

  During his time in Santa Monica, Captain Lowe was engaged in the Santa Monica community representing the SMPD as a board member of Kiwanis, advisory board of the Boys and Girls Club, Westside Inter-Faith Council, Human Relations Council, Citizens for Racial Justice, Citizens for Police Reform, the Police Activities League, the SMPD’s Explorer Program, and the recently launched Juvenile Diversion Program, which seeks alternative ways to engage and interact with youth who violate the law.

Officials thanked Captain Lowe for his many years of service to the community and wished him great success in serving the residents of Redmond Washington.

Submitted by Constance Farrell, Public Information Officer

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