Brighton Police Department

  • Agency: Brighton Police Department
  • Address: 3401 E Bromley Lane, Brighton, 80601 CO
  • Chief: Clint Blackhurst (Chief of Police)

Brighton Police Department is located at 3401 E Bromley Lane, Brighton, 80601 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Clint Blackhurst. The Brighton Police Department phone number is 303-655-2300.

Brighton Police Department News

Our hearts are heavy this morning as we join hundreds of other officers and the family of Deputy Parrish to celebrate his life. Hug your loved ones tight! #DCSOStrong#Parrish

On 01/04/18 at about 0005 hours Officer Esquibel was dispatched to a vehicle fire at 335 N 11th Ave. Upon arrival he located a truck whose engine compartment was fully engulfed in flames. The vehicle was parked a couple feet from the house and the flames were already reaching the eaves of the roof. Officer Esquibel could see a male coming out of the residence who then re-entered the house and seemed hesitant to leave. Officer Esquibel and Sergeant Moore entered the home and assisted the 56 year old male exit. The male said his mother, an 83 year old female, was still inside the home and in the basement. Smoke had begun to fill the living room that was adjacent to the garage that was now on fire. Disregarding their own safety, Officer Esquibel and Sergeant Moore went down into the basement and located the female. They told her the house was on fire and she needed to exit quickly. Officer Esquibel escorted the female up the stairs and into the living room which by now, had a thick layer of smoke that covered the ceiling. Officer Esquibel successfully got the female to safety just as the flames started engulfing the house near the front doorway. The flames were close enough for the officers and homeowners to feel the heat as they walked away from the house. While Officer Esquibel was walking the female to safety, Sergeant Moore was able to corral the family dog and it too was carried out of the house and to safety. Brighton Fire arrived on scene a few moments later and battled the fire for close to an hour. Thanks to the selfless actions by Officer Esquibel and Sergeant Moore no lives were lost and no injuries were sustained. Great work, gentlemen!

A Denver man is in custody in Brighton pending charges including Kidnapping, Domestic Violence, and Vehicular Eluding following an incident that began at a Brighton Walmart. Police were dispatched to the store, located at 60 W. Bromley Lane in Brighton, on reports of a domestic violence in-progress. As officers arrived, they observed the suspect vehicle, a silver-colored Saturn SUV, leaving the parking lot with parties inside who matched the description of those involved in the disturbance. The driver of the suspect SUV failed to stop after officers activated their emergency lights and sirens; two police vehicles were damaged when the suspect crashed his vehicle into them during the course of the ensuing pursuit, which lasted approximately 13 minutes over a distance of about 6 miles. The suspect abandoned the SUV in the area of 106th Way and Revere St. and fled on foot, but was located and taken into custody within 10 minutes. 27-year-old Emmanuel Gonzales, of Denver, is in custody on charges of Kidnapping, Domestic Violence, and Vehicular Eluding. These charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The Brighton Police Department would like to acknowledge the assistance of officers from the Commerce City Police Department and deputies from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office in apprehending Gonzalez.

We are with you Douglas County Sheriff's Office!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! ***************** If you can help identify the men pictured below please contact Det. Arehart at or (720) 685-7317. Det. Arehart wants to talk to them about a theft case she is investigating.

Chief Southard and his entire staff would like to wish you and your family and safe and Merry Christmas! Please celebrate responsibly, we are only a ring away if you need us!

Our favorite event of the season! The Brighton Police Department Explorer Post 23, along with Chief Southard and other officers, their families and friends visiting the senior and assisted living centers in town!

City of Brighton’s street crews are out in full force trying to keep up with the snowfall! Despite their hard work, the roads are still snow packed. Please DRIVE CAREFULLY!! And stay warm!

Arrest made in Brighton Stabbing At about 1:24 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017, Brighton Police Officers responded to a stabbing in the 400 block alley of S. 2nd Avenue. Officers located a 56-year-old Brighton male with stab wounds to the neck. The male was able to speak to the officers and was transported to an area hospital for his injuries. Officers spoke to witnesses to the stabbing. The suspect, Damian Contizano, 28, was contacted by officers after a short foot pursuit and was taken into custody in regards to the stabbing. Contizano was booked into the Adams County Detention Facility on charges of first degree assault. This charge is a felony. The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.

Brighton police achieved a peaceful end to a stand-off with two subjects who had barricaded themselves in a Brighton shed earlier this afternoon. At about 1:25 p.m., Brighton officers were in the area of 255 S. 4th Ave on an unrelated call when officers observed a male subject near a shed in a back yard. The subject is known to officers to have multiple warrants that included attempted homicide. Responding officers were able to ascertain there were two subjects hiding in the shed after they saw officers in the area. Brighton police units attempted to contact the couple and asked them to exit the shed. Over the next half hour, the couple refused to come out of the shed and surrender to officers. As the situation developed, S. 4th Avenue was closed between Egbert St and Skeel Street for about 1 ½ hours, and South Elementary was placed on a lock-out status as a result of the incident. At about 3 p.m., the male and female parties surrendered peacefully to officers. 44-year-old Rodney Morales was arrested on multiple warrants, the female was released on scene.

Today some our officers spent the morning with about 300 other officers from across Colorado spreading Holiday Cheer at the Children's Hospital. They did this with Cops Fighting Cancer and their annual Long Blueline. Our officers were humbled and honored to be a part of this great event.

Thanks to CrossFit Salvo and it’s members for their toy donation! Crossfit Salvo is one of the many local businesses in our community that help us with our yearly toy giving program!

Heads up: Bridge Street will be closed from Main Street to 10th Ave. today from 2-10 p.m. for the Festival of Lights parade. You can view the parade map here:

We need your help identifying the person seen in these pictures. They are suspected of stealing a package from a porch earlier today. If you know who the person is send us a message. Also, as a reminder here are some tips for protecting your packages. 1.) Track your package so you can arranged to be home when it arrives, and be sure that it requires a signature. 2.) Have it sent to your place of work or the home of a family or friend who is more likely to be home. 3,) Have the shipping company hold your package and arrange to pick it up at a sorting facility. .

Do you know an amazing young person in grades 6th-12th, or someone who may not be in a school setting but are 20 years of age or younger, who have overcome personal adversity to create a positive change in their own lives or those around them?

Due to unforeseen complications with the installation of our new digital fingerprinting system, on November 29 we will only be able to do inked fingerprinting.