The Broomfield Police Department Victim Services Unit offers a wide range of services to help prevent crime and resolve problems. The Victim Services Unit was established in 1987 and its purpose is to assist victims, witnesses, and their families who are in crisis after a crime or a traumatic event.
Victim advocates can assist crime victims and witnesses by providing support as they transition through their criminal justice process as well as helping them understand their rights as crime victims, and suggest the appropriate community referrals and resources.
If you have been the victim of a crime and received assistance from the Victim Services Unit, please complete this victim services survey to provide feedback (also available in Spanish). Your response is highly appreciated and will help us improve our ability to serve victims of crime. We value your input.
After a crime, victims and witnesses often feel alone, isolated, helpless, and unable to reach out for assistance. A victim advocate can help victims and witnesses by providing:
Crisis Intervention & Follow-Up
Advocates can assist in sorting through the confusing feelings victims may experience immediately following a crime or traumatic event, as well as later on. Advocates can help a victim manage one part of the problem at a time and regain control.
Resources and Referrals
Advocates use community resources, as well as the victim's own resources, to help build a network of support. Many resources are available in the community, including, but not limited to: financial assistance, victim compensation funds; counseling; legal resources; medical resources; transportation; household assistance; child care; assistance in dealing with creditors, employers, and landlords; services for victims with special needs; and translation services.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime and need assistance, please call the Victim Services Unit.
ICE Victim Notification Program
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), is committed to protecting the public and ensuring that the rights of victims are carefully observed. HSI administers the Victim Notification Program, which allows eligible victims and witnesses to obtain reliable and timely information regarding a criminal alien's release from custody. Victims and witnesses are required to register with HSI in order to receive notification of a criminal alien's release. Please visit https://www.ice.gov/vesl for more information.
You may also call Victim Services for additional information.
Colorado Adult Sexual Assault Reporting Options
In Colorado, survivors of adult sexual assault have three reporting options. Please note that these reporting options do not apply for minors (C.R.S. 19-3-304) and at-risk elders (C.R.S. 18-6.5-108) due to other mandatory reporting obligations. For individuals who do not fall under these two statutes, the three distinct reporting options survivors have at the time of receiving medical care are detailed below:
Law Enforcement Report
When a victim chooses to obtain a medical forensic exam and chooses to participate in the criminal justice system at that time.
A victim chooses to obtain a medical forensic exam but at that time chooses to not participate in the criminal justice system. Evidence and information to law enforcement is released with victim identifying information. A medical reporting victim can choose to have evidence tested.
A victim chooses to obtain a medical forensic exam but at that time chooses to not participate in the criminal justice system. Evidence and information to law enforcement is released victim identifying information. An anonymous reporting victim is consenting to evidence storage only.
To report a sexual assault, please contact the Broomfield Police Communications Center at 303-438-6400.