Police Department

Welcome from Chief Paul Southard

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.