Police Department


Contact Information:

  • Emergencies: 911 (Adams County Communications)
  • Non-Emergency Dispatch: 303-288-1535
  • Police Department General Information: 303-655-2300
  • Crimestoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776
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Police Chief Blackhurst

Welcome from Chief Clint Blackhurst

Thank you for visiting the Brighton Police Department's website. I encourage you to take a moment to explore our website and see for yourself what the Brighton Police Department has to offer our community members and those who visit Brighton Colorado.  The Brighton Police Department is comprised of professional men and women dedicated to providing excellence in police services. We are committed to the concept of community policing.  “It is collaboration between police and community.  The police no longer are the sole guardians of law and order; all members of our community become active allies in the efforts to enhance the safety and quality of our neighborhoods.” We are proud of our successes through partnerships and quality service to our community.



The Brighton Police Department exists to serve the community by protecting life and property, by preventing crime, by enforcing the laws, and maintaining order of all citizens.

All members of the department are equally empowered to perform their duties within the parameters of our Organizational Values.  Our focus is based on community input and involvement.


The Brighton Police Department (BPD) is responsible for general public safety; prevention of crime; responding to and investigating crime; apprehension of those who commit crime; public order; traffic safety; criminal justice records; and safety education. The department is service oriented and serves the community by building partnerships to address crime and crime-related problems, which is commonly referred to as a community-oriented or community-based policing philosophy.

While there are many examples of success using this approach, one example is the work our officers have done with graffiti in our neighborhoods. Officers and citizens have taken a proactive approach to address this problem plaguing many communities. Other community crime prevention programs include School Resource Officers, Bike patrol, liaisons with groups and other agencies, mentoring programs, and others. The department is involved in many other prevention, intervention and educational programs.

Police Administration - Chief Clint Blackhurst

The Brighton Police Administration consists of the Chief of Police, one administration division manager, two captains, three lieutenants, and two administrative assistants.

Operations Division – Captain Paul Southard

The Operations Division, responsible for the enforcement and investigative functions of the department, is broken down into four primary sections, which are separated into specific work units. The five sections in Operations are: Watch I (Dayshift Patrol); Watch II and III (Afternoon and Evening Patrol); Investigations (Detectives); and Property and Evidence. This division provides all the uniformed patrol officers who patrol the city and respond to calls for service and detectives who investigate unsolved crimes. The Community Services Unit and School Resource Officers also work out of this division.

Support Services Division – Captain Al Sharon

The Support Services Division provides administrative support to the Police Department, maintains the internal operations of the department, and provides nonemergency services to the public. It is broken down into these sections: Professional Standards and Training, Emergency Management, Policy Development, Police Records, Animal Control, and Code Enforcement Services.



The department’s mission includes the following responsibilities:

• Enforcing laws and preserving public safety and order;

• Reducing crime and disorder through prevention and intervention;

• Responding to community needs through partnerships and joint problemsolving;

• Investigating and reporting serious and nonserious crimes for prosecution;

• Providing information and service referrals; and

• Managing and administering BPD operations.

Meet Our Command Staff   

Chief Blackhurst

Police Chief Clint Blackhurst

Kelly Richard

Richard P Kelly - Administrative Division Manager


Captain Al Sharon - Support Services

Paul Southard

Deputy Chief Paul Southard - Operations

Chris Schoeneck

Lieutenant Chris Schoeneck - Operations

Frank Acosta

Lieutenant Frank Acosta - Operations

Scott Wegscheider

Lieutenant Scott Wegscheider - Support Services