In 1961, when the City of Broomfield was incorporated, Leonard G. Bishop was appointed the City’s first Chief of Police, and the Police Department developed in step with the community. The population was approximately 4,800.
|This shoulder emblem was worn by Broomfield Police officers in the 1960s.|
|Chief Leonard Bishop is pictured here with Broomfield's first Mayor, Don DesCombes.
||The original "Retail Center" was located near Midway Boulevard and Highway 287.
|| Jack Terhar, Sr., of Sill-Terhar Motors, delivers a new police car to Chief Leonard Bishop.
| Broomfield's first ambulance was provided by Mr. Bal Swan, a Denver area financier and philanthropist.
|| Construction of the Broomfield Swim and Tennis Club began social and recreational activities for Broomfield residents.
|| This picture shows a 1960s police vehicle parked in front of the original library at 12 Garden Center.
|Broomfield's Police Department in 1969 consisted of Ray Miller, Ted Fritz, Chief Bishop, Doris Kirsch, Mervin Cox, Frank Lewark, James Webb,K-9 Officer Prince, and Bill Brophy.
City Council members in 1968 were Jack Elliott, Bill Farmer, John Shaw, Joe Forsyth, Mayor Clyde Brunner, Lucy Brown, Pete Peterson, Bob Williams, Ron Lantz, Norman Smith along with City Manager George DiCiero, and City Attorney Jerry Russell.
| This Police Department sign was erected in 1970. At the time, the Police Department was located in the basement of the Empire Savings and Loan Building.