Kim Garrett- Executive Director – Palomar
Kim Garrett-Funk, LMSW, NACP, is the Executive Director of Palomar, Oklahoma City’s Family Justice Center, which is a collaborative founded by Oklahoma City Police Department. Kim has passionately worked in victim services for 15 years and is certified as an Advanced Advocate through the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA). Kim established Oklahoma City Police Department’s Victim Services Program in 2011 which later received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Victim Services from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In 2013, Kim received a Commendation for Victim Services from Governor Mary Fallin. Kim is proud to be working alongside amazing partners, survivors and visionaries to make the FJC a reality in Oklahoma City. Kim is a proud mother to two children, Deacon (6) and Olive (3). Additionally she’s been happily married to Rotary member Bob Funk, Jr. for 8 years.
Named after a type of fisherman’s knot that is considered to be the strongest and most reliable and gets stronger when pressure is applied, Palomar is designed to alleviate the stress of domestic violence survivors and provide immediate help and resources.
Five agencies are already operating out of the building, and a total of 14 agencies have already committed resources. They are: the Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, Department of Human Services Child Protective Services, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, YWCA battered women’s shelter, Infant Crisis Center, Northcare counseling, Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Parent Promise, Dragonfly House, Indian Health Clinic, Rainbow Fleet, Oklahoma City Artists for Justice and University of Oklahoma School of Social Work.
Chair of the Day
William Citty became Oklahoma City’s 48th Chief of Police on October 24, 2003. He began his career with the Oklahoma City Police Department in 1977. Chief Citty worked throughout the Police Department including Patrol, Narcotics, Homicide, Campus Resource, Tactical Unit, and the Public Information Office. Before becoming Chief of Police he served as Deputy Chief over the Administration Bureau.
Chief Citty is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma City and graduated from NW Classen High School in 1971. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police, Federal Emergency Management Institute, and the National Executive Institute.
Chief Citty is affiliated with numerous professional organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Major Cities Chiefs Association, Oklahoma Association of Chiefs of Police, Police Executive Research Forum and the FBI National Academy Associates. He is also active in many community groups and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, Youth Leadership Exchange, Leadership OKC, ReMerge, Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, and the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training.