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Catalog Number 2017.014.002
Description Broadmoor Police Patch, n.d. This badge is black with a gold inside border around the badge with some gold bold text at the top middle that reads "BROADMOOR POLICE". In the middle of the badge is a gold star with a circle in the middle. The circle has a black background and shows a woman wearing a helmet and a staff with mountains below a yellow sun, a desert and a brown bear in the background. On the top corner of the black background, there is some small bold, and gold text that reads "EUREKA". This circle appears to be a symbol of the California seal.
Object Name Patch, Law Enforcement
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title Broadmoor Police Patch, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "BROADMOOR POLICE" (Bold gold stitched text towards in the top middle of the shoulder patch)

"EUREKA" (Bold small gold stitched text in the top corner of the black circle in the middle of the gold star, located in the middle of the shoulder patch)
Notes "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.
The unincorporated town of Broadmoor boasts the only active police protection district remaining in the State of California.

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 to 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 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 Chief of Police also serves as the District Manager.

The Police Commission also sets policy, determines and sets the annual budget, and hears appeals in certain personnel matters.

The police commissioners and the employees of the police department proudly serve the residents of the Broadmoor community." [ 6/8/2017]
Dimensions H-5.75 W-4 inches
Search Terms Broadmoor Police Department
Daly City
Police Department
Police Departments
Subjects Police