The Broomfield Police Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life in the community by protecting life and property and providing services to prevent crime and resolve problems. To fulfill this commitment, the Broomfield Police Department continually evaluates best practices and trends in policing to better serve our community.
In 2015, after an extensive review, the Broomfield Police Department created an instructor group to implement procedural justice training for every police department employee. All officers are currently trained on procedural justice based on the COPS model. These concepts are reinforced through the field training programs, skills training, and through daily interactions with each other and the community.
The Police Department continues to research and evaluate de-escalation and implicit bias training and work to continually increase officers’ knowledge and skills in these areas. Currently, our skills instructors and trainers are attending a two-day de-escalation training to use this model to incorporate into classroom instruction and scenario-based training. In addition, a group of employees attended a week-long instructor training for de-escalation and verbal conflict to continue ongoing professional development for police employees. Broomfield employs the LEED model for communication, both inside the Department and in the community.
The Training Unit is responsible the following in-service training and professional development including:
- CPR/First Aid
- Crisis intervention Teams Training
- De-escalation Techniques
- Defensive Tactics
- Diversity Training
- Emergency Vehicle Operations
- Firearms Training and Qualifications
- Procedural Justice
- Search and Seizure
- Specialized Training Based on Assignment
- Field Training Programs including Patrol, Detention, and Communications
- New Hire Orientations
The Training Unit is located within the Detention Center and Training Facility at 11600 Ridge Parkway.
If you are looking for a place to host your law enforcement training, we would be happy to help. We have three individual classrooms that can combine to accommodate 80+ participants. Please contact the Training Unit at 720-887-2076 to schedule.
The Broomfield Police Department strives to provide exceptional and responsive public safety services. We appreciate your interest in your police department and are honored to serve you.
Body Worn Cameras
The Broomfield Police Department has a body-worn camera (BWC) program! After an extensive review process, Broomfield selected Taser's Axon 2 for its equipment, which officers began to use in 2018. Broomfield promotes professional partnerships in respectful, innovative ways, and the BWC will be a continuation of our ongoing efforts to build trust and transparency with the community.
Officers are trained in the use of the body cameras, including when to record (criminal investigations, traffic contacts, custodial matters, and citizen complaints or concerns) and when not to record (First Amendment protected speech, association, religion or medical privacy matters).
Today the public will encounter officers wearing and using body cameras in the course of their daily duties. The cameras are worn on the front of the officers' uniforms in direct view of the public.