Broadmoor Police Commission

The governing body of the Broadmoor Police Protection District is a Police Commission of three residents elected at large by the voters of the district. Each commissioner is elected for a term of four years. The presiding officer of the Police Commission is the chairman and is selected annually by a vote of the sitting commissioners. The three commissioners serve without compensation.

The primary responsibility of the Board of Police Commissioners is the formulation and evaluation of policy. Routine matters concerning the operational aspects of the Broadmoor Police Department are the sole responsibility of the Chief of Police.

The Police Commission selects and appoints only the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police is responsible for hiring all employees of the police department. The Police Commission also sets policy, determines and sets the annual budget, and hears appeals in certain personnel matters.

The Commission meets the second Tuesday of every month.  Members who live in the city of Broadmoor are welcome to attend.

Note: Commission members are strictly volunteer positions within the community.

Commissioner Joseph Sheridan
Commissioner Sheridan has been on the police commission since 2001, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy.  Joe began his law enforcement career in Broadmoor as a Police Explorer and rose to the rank of Corporal of Police.  In 1999, he lateralled to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.  He has worked in a variety of positions there to included Patrol, Custody, School Resource/Community Policing Unit and the Office of Emergency Services.  Joe has been a lifelong Broadmoor resident and resided with his wife Gina (Colma Fire Commissioner) and their four children.

Click here to view Commissioner Sheridan’s Ethics Training Certificate.

Term of Office Current to November 6,2018′. Contact Joe at:

Commissioner Ralph Hutchens
Commissioner Hutchens was recently elected to the third Police Commission spot in the community. Ralph was born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City attending local schools, Daniel Webster, Christopher Columbus, Ben Franklin, Westmoor High School and Skyline College. He has been happily married for 37 years to my Westmoor High School sweetheart (former Miss Broadmoor 1970 and resident since 1959). He has three sons that he is very proud of.

Term of Office Current to November 2,2017′. Contact Ralph at:

Commissioner Michael Connolly
Commissioner Michael Connolly is a career law enforcement officer and has thirty four years of law enforcement experience including service with the San Francisco Police Department, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service and as the Assistant Director for the University of San Francisco, Department of Public Safety. Commissioner Connolly is currently a Deputy Chief of Police for the San Francisco Police Department. Deputy Chief Connolly oversees the Professional Standards and Principled Policing Bureau of the San Francisco Police Department. His prior assignments include Commanding Officer of the Investigations, Major Crimes Division, Forensic Services Division, and Chief of Staff for the Commander of Investigations. Additionally, Deputy Chief Connolly is a member of the Criminal Justice Leadership Advisory Board for the University of San Francisco, Law Enforcement Leadership Program; a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, and a member of the International Chiefs of Police Association.

Term of Office Current to November 2,2017′. Contact Mike at: