Meet the Instructors

MP8A9574Officer 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!  

MP8A9846Detective Janet Aguirre moved to Colorado from Kansas City, MO, to start her career in law enforcement with the Boulder Police Department before starting with Broomfield in 2016. 

She has her bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Communications and her master’s degree in Management. Detective Aguirre is currently assigned to the Investigations Division as a person’s detective. She is a CNT member, mentor, and instructs new officers in community policing and report writing. 

Det. Aguirre has been married for 17 years and has four fur children to include two cats and two dogs. She is a KC Chiefs fan and enjoys bicycle riding, running, and hiking in her spare time.

MP8A2594Communications Specialist Jaime Hobbs was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and has made Colorado home since 2002. In addition to spending the last 11 years as a police/fire/911 dispatcher, Jaime is also a volunteer victim advocate for two other area police departments and has a background in rape crisis and domestic violence assistance. 

Jaime has an Associate of General Studies, emphasis in Criminal Justice, and is working towards her Bachelors of Business Administration. Jaime is a certified Communications Training Officer, a member of the BPD Peer Support team, on the BPD Inside Academy committee, and Public Education Coordinator for Emergency Communications. She began teaching women's safety and self defense in 2012 and is excited to bring this information to the women of Broomfield. Jaime is a huge animal lover, especially her 5 year old rescue pittie mix, Kaiya.   

MP8A9642Sergeant 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.   

MP8A9652Officer 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. 

MP8A2646Master Police Officer 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. 

MP8A9879Officer 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. 

MP8A5293Officer 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.

MP8A7929Officer 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.