In the 1970s and 1980s, the City of Broomfield expanded its borders annexing land into four counties: Adams, Boulder, Jefferson, and Weld. The Police Department expanded its staff significantly during this time and added many new services and programs such as a Communications Center, Neighborhood Watch, and D.A.R.E.
This shoulder emblem was worn by Broomfield Police officers in the 1970s and 1980s.
A police dispatcher is on duty in the original communications center.
In the 1970s, Sergeant James Webb drove this city police vehicle.
Howard A. Cornell (far right) was appointed Chief of Police in 1987 and is shown here with lieutenants Larry Arndt, Tom Deland, and Dale Valencia.
Meet Broomfield's 1979 Patrol Division.
Patrick C. Ahlstrom, standing beside a 1980s police vehicle, was appointed Chief of Police in 1979.
During the 1970s and 1980s, the Police Department was located in the east wing of the Municipal offices at #6 Garden Center.