Meet the Instructors
|Officer Dashawn Abram has been with the Broomfield Police Department for 10 years.
During his tenure, he has taken on a variety of assignments including SWAT, Peer Support, the BPD-Inside Academy, and more. Officer Abram enjoys being a giver, a helper, a teacher, a coach, and a positive role model for others.
Off duty, Officer Abram enjoys spending time with his family and participating in activities such as sports, dance parties, shopping, and spoiling his daughters!
|Officer Meghan Brammer grew up in Northeast Ohio and moved to Colorado in 2017. Before joining detentions for the Broomfield Police Department in 2023, she spent six years working at a community corrections halfway house in Boulder. Officer Brammer has a lot of experience working closely with people who have a criminal history along with substance abuse and mental health disorders.
In her free time, Officer Brammer loves playing co-ed rec sports, hiking, fantasy football, visiting her family, listening to true crime podcasts, storm chasing, spending time with loved ones and spoiling her dog, Jupiter.
|Sergeant Vince Lopez was born and raised in Lafayette, Colorado. He attended the University of Colorado where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Sgt. Lopez is currently assigned to the Patrol Division, but he has past experience in Investigations as a person’s detective. He is/was involved in various assignments such as being a member of the Adams County Critical Incident Team, an assistant team leader on SWAT, and a Field Training Officer (FTO).
Sgt. Lopez has been married for 11 years and he has two children, a 9-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. During his off time, he enjoys playing various sports, working out, and spending time with his family.
|Master Police Officer Marci King has been a police officer since 2014. She is currently assigned to the Patrol Division, and is also a Field Training Officer (FTO) and a Crisis Negotiator.
Officer King previously spent five years instructing women in her community in self-defense and environmental awareness. She enjoys watching participants find empowerment and confidence through the classes.
Marci stays active by playing doubles sand volleyball while also taking every opportunity to get into the mountains and adventure into remote places. She enjoys mountain biking, dirt biking, and horseback riding.
|Detention Sergeant Ericka Mazzocco is a Colorado native, but spent most of her life in Georgia where she worked for the Henry County Sheriff’s Department for five years. Since moving to Colorado, MPO Mazzocco has continued her career in law enforcement with the Broomfield Police Department. For the past nine years she has been assigned to the Detention Division overseeing the classifications and inmate programs.
Additionally, MPO Mazzocco is a mentor, Krav Maga instructor, Mobile Field Force operator, and is active on several other committees. MPO Mazzocco has a background in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Krav Maga and has had the privilege of playing for the Colorado Freeze, an all-women’s Semi Pro Tackle football team. During her spare time, she stays busy with her family and friends, her church, working out, traveling, watching the Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time outdoors.
|Victim Advocate Judith Moreno was born in Denver and moved to Chihuahua, Mexico at a young age. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology followed by her Masters degree in psychotherapy and spent the following years there working with the General District Attorneys in the psychology field.
She moved back to Colorado two years ago and has been part of the Broomfield PD family ever since. Judith is newlywed and enjoys spending her time off with family and friends, while also making time to play the guitar and read a good book.
|Master Police Officer Shane Mortensen has been a first responder since 2011. Officer Mortensen began as an E.M.T. in the Aurora 911 circuit for two years before joining the Jefferson County Detention Center as an E.M.T. and later, as a deputy in the Special Housing Unit.
Officer Mortensen was hired by the Broomfield Police Department in 2016 and is currently an operator on the S.W.A.T. team acting as a less lethal officer and team medic, Field Training Officer, and Tactical Medical Instructor.
Officer Mortensen has been married for 9 years and has three children.
|Officer Layne Nelson is a Colorado native who was born and raised in Castle Rock, just south of Denver. She attended Colorado State University where she was a D1 athlete, and received a bachelor's degree in Finance with concentrations in Corporate Finance and Financial Planning.
Officer Nelson is currently assigned to the Patrol Division, and is on the Arrest Control and Mentor Teams.
Officer Nelson has been married for one year and has two fur babies, Frank and Eevee, who she spends most of her time with. When not at work, Officer Nelson enjoys watching hockey, working out, playing sports, and spending time with family.
|Officer Jennifer Rank is currently a patrol officer and has been with the Broomfield Police Department for three years. Officer Rank was born and raised in Colorado and left only for a short time to attend the University of Iowa. Officer Rank is currently an arrest control instructor and enjoys teaching others about their capabilities no matter what age, size, or gender.
In her free time, Officer Rank enjoys hiking, snowboarding, spending time with friends/family, and going to the gym. Officer Rank also has a golden retriever she enjoys taking to dog parks and adventuring with.
|Officer Kory Sperry was born and raised in Vineland, Colorado.
He attended Colorado State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Officer Sperry is currently assigned to the Patrol Division but has past experience on the Broomfield SWAT Team.
During his off time, he enjoys playing sports, fishing, and spending time with his family.
|Officer Michelle St. John was born and raised in Montana and has been in Colorado for over 15 years. She is currently assigned to the Patrol Division and is also a mentor and Officer Survival Coach.
Officer St. John has her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and spent 10 years working in adolescent mental healthcare before joining the Broomfield Police Department.
During her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, especially her little boy, while also adventuring into the mountains to fly fish.