About Delta Police Foundation
Since 2002, the Delta Police Foundation has made it possible for the public to support the Delta Police Department. For over 10 years, residents and businesses in Delta have helped raise thousands of dollars for initiatives that are outside the Department’s regular operating budget.
“All of us benefit from a police department that keeps improving. The quality of police services is central to our quality of life in Delta,” says Foundation Chair Ray Carter. “By supporting our officers, we can help them better protect our community. We aim to inform and make the community aware of the Department’s innovative programs and successes.”
The Delta Police Foundation is proud to have supported initiatives including the Police Emergency Command Vehicle and the Community Volunteer Vans.
Ray Carter, Chair
Ray Carter is a long-time resident of Delta and has served the community in a variety of ways. Ray was a member of the Delta Police Board and is currently the Chair of the Delta Police Foundation. Ray worked with Baseball Canada for over 20 years and served as president until his recent retirement.
Leslie is a founding member of the Delta Police Foundation and is an extraordinary fundraiser and volunteer. She has served with the Canadian, BC and Delta Chambers of Commerce, was appointed to the Federal Fraser River Harbour Commission, is the past president of Rotary Club of Tsawwassen and has co-chaired a number of capital campaigns in Delta including the Ladner Boys and Girls Club Facility, the Delta Sports Development Centre, and the Little House for Drug and Alcohol Abuse and Education.
Leslie is married to Don and the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to five.
Ralph oversees a wide range of activities within Polygon’s sales group. He has been managing real estate sales and marketing professionals in the Lower Mainland for over 25 years, and has been associated with Polygon since 1993. Ralph holds a BA in Business Administration from Trinity Western University. Ladner born and raised, he currently resides in his hometown with his wife and two daughters. Formerly, he served on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Council of B.C. Currently, Ralph is volunteering with several community organizations.
Rod has lived in Delta since 1990 with his wife and 2, now adult children. Rod has over 30 years experience in business as Senior Manager, Owner and Director. He has served on numerous corporate and not-fo-profit boards as a Director over the last 10 year. He was an advisor to the North Delta Area Planning Committee, volunteer for Tour De Delta, and currently the Vice President for DeltAssist and a Delta Parks Commissioner since 2013. Rod is honoured to support the tremendous work of the Delta Police Department through the Delta Police Foundation.
Mother, grandmother, realtor, volunteer. Teresa Cooper has lived in South Delta for over 27 years and during that time has been involved with everything from Ladner Girls Soccer to the Delta Hospital Foundation. Currently she is on the board of Delta Police Foundation, Delta Museum and Archives Society and Ladner Business Association. Her background in marketing has made her a natural in her career as a realtor. In her free time, she enjoys running, spending time with her grandbabies and planning her next trip.
Zahir is a founding partner of the South Delta Financial Group of Raymond James and has16 years of experience as a Financial Advisor, specializing in conservative wealth management and financial planning. Zahir is highly active in the community, serving as a Director for the Delta Police Foundation, Director of Membership for the Tsawwassen & Boundary Bay Lions Group, and on the events committee with Reach Child and Youth Development Society. He has been living in South Delta for the last 24 years and is married to Shahenas, a registered nurse. Zahir is the proud father of two. When not working or volunteering, Zahir can be found biking, reading, walking, travelling, and listening to music.
A long time resident of South Delta , a father of 5 and proud grandfather to two little boys, Dale is married to Heather a Music Teacher with the Delta School District.
Dale is the Senior Vice-President of the Western Hockey League Vancouver Giants, having been with the team since its inception in 2001 and has been part of the World Junior Hockey Championships and hosting the Memorial Cup. A past President of the Ladner Business Association Dale has served 7 terms as an elected member of the Delta Board of Education, 6 of those as Chairperson as well as numerous Provincial Advisory roles. He currently serves as the Chair of the BC Sports Hall of Fame Banquet of Champions, Chairperson of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, and a Director of the Delta Police Foundation.