1970s & 1980s

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.
1970s Patch 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.
1970s Dispatcher
In the 1970s, Sergeant James Webb drove this city police vehicle.
Sergeant Webb by 1970s 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.
Command Staff 1987
Meet Broomfield's 1979 Patrol Division.
1979 Patrol Division
Patrick C. Ahlstrom, standing beside a 1980s police vehicle, was appointed Chief of Police in 1979.
Patrick Ahlstrom by 1980s Vehicle
During the 1970s and 1980s, the Police Department was located in the east wing of the Municipal offices at #6 Garden Center.
6 Garden Center