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.
1960s Patch 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.
Mayor Don DesCombes
The original "Retail Center" was located near Midway Boulevard and Highway 287.
Original Broomfield Retail Center
Jack Terhar, Sr., of Sill-Terhar Motors, delivers a new police car to Chief Leonard Bishop.
Jack TerHar, Sr. of Sill-Terhar Motors
Broomfield's first ambulance was provided by Mr. Bal Swan, a Denver area financier and philanthropist.
Broomfield's First Ambulance
Construction of the Broomfield Swim and Tennis Club began social and recreational activities for Broomfield residents.
Swim and Tennis Club
This picture shows a 1960s police vehicle parked in front of the original library at 12 Garden Center.
1960s Police Car
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.
Police Department 1969

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.
City Council 1968
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.
Police Department Sign 1970