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 Sylvia Koh

Commissioner Sylvia Koh was elected by the people of Broadmoor and sworn in to the police commission in January 2019. She was raised in Broadmoor and is now raising her family in this same community. She earned her B.A. degree from UC Berkeley in Political Economics and later went on to work at the Federal Reserve. She has federal law enforcement recruiting experience and is a communications professional. With her background, she would like to enhance communication between the Broadmoor Police Department and its residents and believes more innovative approaches can be utilized.

Sylvia and her family are dedicated to bettering Broadmoor for generations to come. Her husband is a reputable real estate agent and serves the Bay Area. He is also an advocate for the community, and serves as the highest lead contributor for Nextdoor Broadmoor. As a household they are active participants in protecting the safety of Broadmoor over the years.

Term of Office: November 2018 – November 2022

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Commissioner James Kucharszky

Commissioner James Kucharszky was recently appointed Police Commissioner in May of 2019. He was born in Santiago, Chile, but moved to Broadmoor, CA in 1977. He started his public safety career in 1990 with the Colma Fire Dept and is currently in charge of EMS and Personal. James has worked for the San Francisco Fire Dept. since January of 2000 as a firefighter/paramedic. He had been a homeowner in Broadmoor since 2000. His wife and him enjoy raising their three boys in the Broadmoor community. James’ wife retired from the San Francisco Ballet and has been teaching dance as a local business owner for over 15 years. He looks forward to serving the community and is excited about this new opportunity.

Term of Office: May 2019 – January 2022

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Commissioner Ralph Hutchens

Commissioner Ralph Hutchens has proudly served the community as a Broadmoor Police Commissioner since 2007.  Over the years Ralph has listened to the concerns of his neighbors and was on the Broadmoor Property Association Board for several years, and he has always fought for what he thought was the right thing to do for the residents of the Broadmoor Village.  Ralph will continue to listen and serve the community and do the best job that he can as a Broadmoor Police Commissioner.  Ralph was born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City, attending local schools and colleges.  Ralph has been married to his Westmoor High School sweetheart for 46 years (former Miss Broadmoor 1970).  Ralph and his wife have resided in Broadmoor Village for 46 years.  They have 3 sons who are grown. Ralph retired in 2010 from his career as a Real Estate Agent, specializing in the Broadmoor Village area.  Ralph volunteered to join the Navy and serve his country for which he loves, and is a Vietnam Veteran.

Term of Office: November 2018 – November 2022

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