About Broomfield - Location, History and DemographicsGovernment - City and County ServicesCommunity - Resident ResourcesHow Do I? - Find it FastA to Z - Service Listing
Click to Home

Go To Search
Chief of Police


 Chief Tom Deland Thomas C. Deland was appointed Chief of Police for the City and County of Broomfield in 1991. In 2001, after a state-wide election, Broomfield created its own city and county form of government. As a result, the Chief of Police became the ex-officio sheriff of the county and assumed the additional duties of managing the county detention center, emergency management, and other county-related responsibilities.

Chief Deland began his law enforcement career in 1974 as a fingerprint examiner for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Identification Division, Washington D.C. In 1977, he joined the Broomfield Police Department, serving in various operational assignments in the Patrol Division as a police officer, corporal, watch commander, and in the Investigations Division as a detective in the Property Crimes Unit, Crimes Against Persons Unit, and the Drug Unit.

 Thomas C. Deland
Chief of Police, Retired

In 1987, he was promoted to lieutenant with command assignments in the Investigations Division, Patrol Division, and Information Division until his appointment as Chief of Police in 1991. Chief Deland holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement from Metropolitan State College, is a graduate of the 153rd session of the FBI National Academy (1988), and is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar 53rd session (2006).

The Broomfield Police Department is organized into two bureaus and seven divisions. The Operations Bureau consists of the Patrol, Special Operations, and Investigations Divisions. The Support Services Bureau includes the Administration, Communications, and Detention Divisions.
 James Pfankuch, Deputy Chief Badge   Michael Clement, Deputy Chief
 Deputy Chief of Police
James R. Pfankuch
Support Services Bureau
   Interim Chief of Police
Michael E. Clement
Operations Bureau

The City and County of Broomfield is one of the safest communities in Colorado, and its residents have come to expect high quality police services. With this in mind, the Police Department continues to implement policing strategies consistent with the community oriented policing philosophy developed by our department during the past decade.

Broomfield Police Department's unique model of providing both municipal and county law enforcement services by one agency has created significant operational efficiencies that have contributed to a streamlined process for developing public safety police and reducing the overall rate of crime. As a result, the policing strategies developed in Broomfield continue to serve our citizens well, and Broomfield will remain a safe community for all who live, work, or visit in our community.