The unincorporated town of Broadmoor boasts the only active police protection district remaining in the State of California.
The Broadmoor Police Protection District is a Police Commission of three residents elected at large by the voters of the district.
Broadmoor Police is always on the lookout for men and women to join our department. Do you have what it takes?
We would like to hear from you. If you have a question or comment, please feel free to contact our department today.
In 1948 the residents of the unincorporated hamlet of Broadmoor, which then was larger than the City of Daly City and extended from about Westlake to South San Francisco, was comprised mostly of farm lands, came together and formed their own police department as a police protection district because services from the San Mateo County Sheriff were not sufficient to meet the needs of the residents. In particular, the Sheriff’s Office was located in Redwood City, where it is still located, some 20 miles south of Broadmoor.
Chief Michael Connolly
Chief Michael Connolly is the ninth Chief for the Broadmoor Police Department. Prior to becoming Chief of Broadmoor, Chief Connolly was an elected Police Commissioner for the Broadmoor Police Department since 2016.
In addition, Chief Connolly has thirty-four years of law enforcement experience and retired from the San Francisco Police Department as the Deputy Chief for the Bureau of Investigations after thirty years.
Chief Connolly additionally served as the Deputy Chief of the Professional Standards Bureau where he developed the compliance program for the Department in collaboration with the United States Department of Justice. Chief Connolly is also currently on staff as a part-time educator for the City College of San Francisco in the Administration of Justice program.
The community of Broadmoor, an area where deer and antelope once roamed as well as the Ohlone Indians, is unique in California. Located in Northern San Mateo County near the San Francisco County line, Broadmoor has the distinction of having the last remaining, single purpose, police protection district in the State of California.
n the early part of the 20th century the Broadmoor landscape consisted mostly of hog and dairy farms, and fields of potatoes and artichokes. In 1947 the housing shortage, driven by the needs of returning veterans from World War II, prompted the Stoneson Development Corporation to begin construction of single-story homes that became known as Broadmoor Village.