Broomfield Police Department

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Broomfield Community, 

Trust and transparency are vital components of policing. They bridge the gap between the police department and the community it’s sworn to protect. As the Chief of Police I want to take this time to discuss COVID and its impact on current crime trends. I see what is happening, and I hear your frustrations. 

Since the stay-at-home orders were lifted in June, Broomfield has seen a significant increase in property crimes. Please know this trend is not unique to our city and county, as the entire Denver-Metro area has been impacted. Community members are understandably frustrated about the lack of accountability for criminals due to the ongoing pandemic. I share those frustrations as does everyone who works for the Broomfield Police Department and the City and County of Broomfield. In an effort to be as open and transparent as possible my team has put together the following FAQs on COVID and crime in Broomfield. We hope they will address your concerns and answer your questions. 

Please know city and police leadership are taking this issue extremely seriously, and every effort is being made to find solutions until the pandemic is resolved. In the meantime, please review the attached FAQs and feel free to reach out to the department by emailing us at Thank you.

Gary Creager
Chief of Police 

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, emergency management, and 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.


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From left to right: (back row) Emergency Manager Kent Davies, Commander Kurt Wederquist, Commander Linda Haines, Chief Gary Creager, Commander Kent Wichlacz, Commander Eric Fredrick, Commander Mark Goodell, (front row) Deputy Chief Mike Clement, Deputy Chief Enea Hempelmann, Commander Tom Hartmann, Commander Shawn Laughlin, Commander Roger Plunkett, Commander Jay Johnson.  


Sometimes referred to as the 'Police Blotter,' the community crime map provides up-to-date information on crime in your area.

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

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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.