The Cypress Police Foundation was established in 2010 as a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation, and accepts monetary and in-kind contributions. Please partner with us to enhance our Cypress Police Department’s ability to serve at its highest level by improving public safety, decreasing crime, and making Cypress a safe place to live, work and visit.


The Cypress Police Department considers itself an integral part of the community. They form true partnerships with the community’s various stakeholders in order to provide a better quality of life for those who live, work and visit our community.


Cypress has a proud history of community involved events and the Cypress Police Department enjoys being a part of this rich tradition. As a partner in the community, members of the Police Department annually participate in a wide-range of community sponsored events including the annual Spring Egg Hunt, Fourth of July Celebration, Cypress Community 5/10 K Run/Walk, the Cypress Community Festival, Tip-A-Cop at Chili’s, Cypress Job Fair, Senior Health Fair, Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Week, The Wings, Wheels and Rotors Event, National Drug Take Back Day, Special Olympics torch run and the Holiday Sing program.

Our Board of Directors

Don Pettinger, Ed.D
Grace Christian Schools
1st Vice President
Susan Garey
Sr. Property Manager
Warland Investments Company
2nd Vice President
Todd Mattern
Chief of Police (Ret.)
Los Alamitos Police Department
Dan Schwartz
Bank Manager
Pacific Premier Bank
Jay Sondhi
Attorney at Law

Foundation Members

Rod Cox
Chief of Police
Cypress Police Department
Johnnie Strohmyer
Los Alamitos Chamber of Commerce
Debbie Kimberlin
Sr. Property Manager
Warland Investments Company
Walter Bowman
Bowman Realty
Angie O’Leary
Director of HR
Mitsubishi Motors, North America
Scott Ausmus
Cypress Police Department
Nickol Ladd
Vice President
Forest Lawn Memorial Parks and Mortuaries
Shelley Henderson
Orange County Breeze

Honorary Members

Darrell Essex (Deceased)
City Manager (Retired)
City of Cypress
Chuck Hansen
Hansen Auto Body & Paint
Frann Shermet
Community Leader