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Accepting Applications for a Certified Police Officer

THE THORNTON POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING TESTING FOR A CERTIFIED POLICE OFFICER POSITION. A bonus of $5,000 will be payable upon hire to the successful candidate who enters into a minimum two year employment contract.  A bonus of $10,000 will be payable upon hire to the successful candidate who enters into a minimum three […]

Visit Our New Employment Page

We are happy to announce that we now have an employment page! Moving forward, all of our available positions will be posted there, rather than on the home page. You can also find a link to the page in our menu under ‘Contact Us’. Bookmark it, and check back often!

New Police Chief at Thornton Police Department

Please join us in welcoming our New Chief of Police, Kenneth Miller.  Chief Miller took the Oath of Office on Friday, April 28, 2017.  His first day with the Police Department is May 1, 2017.  Welcome Chief Miller to the community and congratulations on your appointment.  Please feel free to stop in at the police […]

Requesting Accident Reports

In response to a recent policy change occurring at Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles, traffic crash reports also known as “accident reports” will no longer be available for release to the public and insurance companies by the Thornton Police Department effective immediately.  The reports, and the information contained therein is deemed proprietary by […]

Guidelines For Commending an Employee

As a community oriented law enforcement agency, the Thornton Police Department strives to make your contacts with the police department professional, and informative in every way. When you have been helped by a Thornton Police Officer, or other police department employee, you can recommend commendations for that person. View the guidelines for commending an employee.


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