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Posted on: December 13, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City and County of Broomfield Announces Next Chief of Police

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The City and County of Broomfield is proud to announce new Chief of Police Enea Hempelmann to lead the Broomfield Police Department, finalized upon completion of the standard background check. 

“With overwhelming support from the community and Broomfield Police Department team, it’s clear Ms. Hempelmann has the skills, vision, and leadership to propel Broomfield into this new era of policing with and within our community,” said City and County Manager Jennifer Hoffman. “Hempelmann‘s position will be pivotal for our future as we remain a community committed to public safety, and continue to build a culture of compassion, inclusivity, and equity.”  

The anticipated start date will be Wednesday, January 12, 2021, with the swearing-in the following week. Details to be determined. 

Ms. Hempelmann was the top-ranked candidate in every forum, and panel conducted. The City and County of Broomfield would like to thank all the employees that participated in this hiring effort, particularly the Police Department employees for their input on designing the process, feedback during each phase of the recruitment, and their inspiring support for one of their own. 

Hempelmann is an accomplished member of the Broomfield Police Department, serving the Broomfield community for nearly 25 years.  She is currently the Deputy Chief of Operations and has worked as a Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, and Detective in the Investigations Division. 


Deputy Chief Hempelmann served as a Sergeant in Patrol, Investigations, Professional Standards, and Community Affairs.  As a Commander, Deputy Chief Hempelmann oversaw the patrol division and special operations division while leading the SWAT-CNT team, Peer Support Team, and Solutions Committee.  She led teams comprised of sworn and non-sworn employees to identify and implement the department’s core values. 

Throughout her career, Deputy Chief Hempelmann has established her reputation for building relationships with her colleagues, employees, civilian employees, law enforcement partners outside of the police department and other employees of the City and County of Broomfield.  As an Executive Leader, she oversees the Operations Bureau- Patrol, Special Operations, and Investigations Division.  During her tenure, she has been awarded both Officer of the Year and Supervisor of the Year. She has received a number of accolades and honors of Meritorious Service due to her exemplary investigative work. In addition to serving the Broomfield community, Deputy Chief Hempelmann has devoted much of her career to developing her leadership skills and passing those on to future leaders in the Broomfield Police Department.

Her education includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She recently attended the Senior Management Institute for Police through Police Executive Research Forum.  She graduated with honors from Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command where she served as Vice President. She has graduated from Leadership in Police Organizations. Her professional affiliations include the International Association of Chiefs Police, the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, and Police Executive Research Forum.   

Deputy Chief Hempelmann will continue to serve the residents of Broomfield and the employees of the Broomfield Police Department by fostering a culture of teamwork, respect, and service all while implementing modern-day police philosophy and practices.  As a Chief, her passion is in developing strong leaders throughout the Broomfield Police Department who will continue to serve the community for years to come. 

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