FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS
Brannen Smith - Morris Bank
Brannen has served as the President of the SPOF since 2020 and also served as President in 2018 and 2019. He is an officer with Morris Bank in Statesboro and is a 2005 Graduate of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. He is also a graduate of the Georgia Banking School and is currently in the Graduate School of Banking program at LSU. He is also a graduate of the Statesboro Citizens Police Academy. He is a member of the Exchange Club and grew up in Statesboro/Bulloch County and graduated from Statesboro High in 2001. “Statesboro is and will continue to be my home and I look forward to any opportunity to better my community through service and leadership.”
Nick Propps - Statesboro Properties
Nick is President of Statesboro Properties where he represents residential and commercial real estate clients. He serves on the Board of Fostering Families Bulloch - 7th Mile Farm and the Statesboro YMCA among others. He previously served as President of the SPOF in 2017 and 2020 and also served as the 1st President of the GA Police K-9 Foundation. He graduated from Georgia Southern with a degree in Finance and Real Estate and previously served as a Police Officer.
Dirk Totten - Southern Harvest Holdings
Dirk is President of Southern Harvest Holdings LLC, a four state brokerage firm for farm to table, regional and gourmet foods specializing in private label and co-packing. He served 10 years Active Duty and Reserves in the US Army and Air Force. He is a Combat Veteran of Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq.
Trish Tootle - Morris Bank
Trish is a native of Evans County but has lived in Bulloch County for 42 years. She has been in the banking industry for the past 30 years with Farmers and Merchants and now Morris Bank. Trish is a Past President of Ogeechee Area Hospice, current President of Statesboro Kiwanis Club, Second Vice Chair of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, Secretary for the Averitt Center, Vice President of the Statesboro Police Officers Foundation, Children’s Director at Emit Grove Baptist Church and serves as a volunteer on many other local boards and charities. Trish feels blessed to be a part of such a vibrant community, a community she feels is the best place on earth to live, work and raise a family. Trish has 2 adult sons,1 daughter-in-law and 1 grandson.
Additional Board Members
Rachel Edwards - Wright and Edwards P.C.
Lindsey Martin - MSO Water Systems
Tracy Hendrix - FEMAC Security
Charles Sikes - GBI (Retired)
Bill Norton - Georgia Southern
Jeff Klare - Be A Hero, Hire A Hero
Ryan McNeal - Chief of Police - Ogeechee Technical College
Hoke Brunson - US Military (Retired)
Rob Bryan - Deputy Chief - Police Liaison
In memory of our past Board Member Ty Cobler
The Statesboro Police Officers Foundation (SPOF) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded to serve the men and women of the Statesboro Police Department. We support Officers, their families and the Department and provide additional resources to help where needed. Donations are tax deductible.
In addition to ongoing events such as lunches and cookouts, we have provided specialized equipment including bullet resistant vests, medical gear, hosted family and training events and helped fund a new public safety building in 2019 that was paid for completely with donations without any taxpayer provided funding.
We host events throughout the year to help raise funds including our popular Pistol Matches where we discover Statesboro's Top Shooters. Sponsors help support events by donating prizes and everyone has a great time teaming up with Officers.
Membership in the Foundation is open to anyone that wishes to show their support for Statesboro Police Officers. Join us today!