2024 Budget

2024 Budget:


282.0 FTEs

Department Overview

The Boulder Police Department partners with the community to provide service and safety. The mission entails a full range of services, which includes but are not limited to crime prevention, enforcement, security, investigations, management of public disorder and quality of life issues, emergency and disaster response, and training. The Boulder Police Department strives to be a premier law enforcement agency and a model of excellence in policing by creating partnerships, building trust, reducing crime, and improving the quality

of life for our community.

In 2024 the Boulder Police Department will be focused on delivering high quality and equitable policing utilizing modern and evidence-based programs as well as technology and advanced courses of training.

Department Programs

Operating Budget (FY2022-24)

Expenditure by Program

Program Overview

Administration (Safe)

Administration includes the Police Chief and support staff.

Alternative Response

Consists of Crime Prevention, Animal Protection, Code Enforcement, Photo Enforcement, Homeless Outreach Team, Mall Team, Encampment Team, and Victim Services.

Investigative Services

Consists of the Target Crime Team, Narcotics, the Crime Lab, Crime Analysis, Major Crimes Unit, and Special Investigations.

Patrol Services/Traffic Enforcement

Consists of Patrol Watches, Neighborhood Impact Team, Traffic Enforcement and the Police Officer Training Program.

Police Departmental Support Services

Consists of Records and Information Systems, Finance/Budget/Grants, Fleet, Facilities Maintenance, Property and Evidence, Personnel and Technology

Police & Fire Communications

Police and Fire Communications is the Public Safety Answering Point for all 911 calls and other non-emergency police and fire requests for service.

Tactical Response

Consists of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Bomb Squad, and Drone Team (UAS).


The Training Unit organizes mandatory training and maintains records of training of all police officers and other department members.


Consists of support teams and programs including the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Peer Support Team, Wellness Programs, and gym maintenance and equipment functions.

Department Staffing

Expenditure by Fund