Broomfield Police Department
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June 3, 2021
Seven years ago, in 2014, I was given the distinct honor and privilege to be hired by the City and County of Broomfield to serve as the Chief of Police. On May 24, 2021 I began my 40th year in law enforcement, a monumental milestone for me both professionally and personally. With such a milestone comes a lot of reflection; it is with both tremendous gratitude for the past seven years, and with excitement for the future, that I announce my plans to retire on January 11, 2022.
For the past seven years I have worked alongside my team to build and reinforce the foundation of the Broomfield Police Department, both culturally and operationally. It has always been my goal to leave this department in the best place possible in order to ensure a continued high level of service for the Broomfield community. I am extremely proud of the BPD, and I take great pride in being a part of this wonderful city and county.
Please know my announcement is a celebratory one that honors the partnership and service I have experienced as part of the City and County of Broomfield. During my tenure as Chief, the police department’s partnership with the City Manager’s Office, Mayor, and City Council has been a top priority based on mutual respect and admiration. The support the BPD has received from city leaders has been, and continues to be, invaluable.
The Chief of Police is a critical position for both the department and the city and county, and will require a minimum of four to five months to recruit, evaluate, and select the next leader. In making my announcement early, my hope is it allows the organization space to develop a timeline and recruitment plan that welcomes a variety of qualified applicants. I look forward to seeing what new leadership brings to this outstanding department, and amazing city and county.
I am beyond thankful for every moment of my years in Broomfield. I will continue to serve with the same dedication and commitment in the upcoming months to ensure a thoughtful and smooth transition for the next leader of the Broomfield Police Department. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to myself and the BPD team at email@example.com.
Chief of Police
MISSION AND VISION
The Broomfield Police Department's mission is to enhance the quality of life in the community by protecting life and property and providing services to prevent crime and resolve problems. The police department enriches a safe and secure city and county through our commitment to:
- Partnerships with our Community
- A Respectful and Professional Workforce
Gary Creager was appointed Chief of Police for the City and County of Broomfield in December 2014. In addition to traditional police services, Chief Creager also oversees the detention center along with other county-related responsibilities.
The Broomfield Police Department is organized into two bureaus and seven divisions. The Operations Bureau consists of Patrol, Special Operations, and Investigations. The Support Services Bureau includes Administration, Communications (Dispatch), Information and Court Security, and the Detention Center. See our full organizational chart.
- Read our Frequently Asked Questions on COVID and its impact on current crime trends in Broomfield.
- See our statement, in conjunction with the City and County of Broomfield, on justice, equity and inclusivity.
- Read the Broomfield Police Department's Frequently Asked Questions about use-of-force, de-escalation training, bias, and more.
- Notice and FAQ on Sex Offender Information.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or concerns.
COMMUNITY CRIME MAP
Sometimes referred to as the 'Police Blotter,' the community crime map provides up-to-date information on crime in your area.
IN THE NEWS/PRESS INFORMATION
The Broomfield Police Department routinely utilizes social media to disseminate information to the public. Please go directly to our Facebook and Twitter accounts for the most up-to-date information. You can also follow us on Nextdoor and on YouTube.
The Broomfield Police Department utilizes a team of public information officers. They are responsible for meeting with the press, addressing any inquiries from the media, and serving as the voice of the department.
The on-call public information officer can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Communications Center (dispatch) at 303-438-6400. You can also email Lead Public Information Officer Rachel Welte here (does not always respond to email on weekends and holidays).
Assisting PIOs include:
- Police Sergeant Todd Dahlbach
- Detective Vince Lopez
- Detective Jennifer King-Sullivan
- Communications Specialist Jennifer McIntyre
- Administrative Technician Tiffany Weed
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Comments and photos posted to social media pages will be monitored. The City and County of Broomfield reserves the right to remove posts or block access to individuals contributing any inappropriate or offensive language or material without prior warning or notice. For example, content including the following may be removed by The City and County of Broomfield at its sole discretion: obscene language or sexual content, content that threatens any person or promotes illegal activity, and content that supports or promotes commercial services or products. Content that is not topically related to the account(s) or which links to third party sites or advertisements will be deleted.