If your friend or family member was picked up on a criminal charge in the Broomfield, CO, area, they will likely be taken to the Broomfield Police Department Detention Center & Training Facility. The Broomfield jail is located at 11600 Ridge Parkway in Broomfield, about a half hour (20 miles) northwest of downtown Denver. The general phone number is (720) 887-2000.
This jail temporarily houses adults who are accused of all types of crimes, and is home to inmates serving sentences for Colorado misdemeanor violations. According to the Broomfield Police Department (BPD), inmates at the jail are maintained “securely and humanely” in a program that has been used as a model for other facilities.
If an inmate requires medication, prescriptions can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. All medications are subject to review. The prescription must be current and the medication must arrive in the original, prescribed container.
The following topics are covered in this article. Feel free to use the links below to skip ahead, if desired:
- 1. Locate a Broomfield Jail Inmate
- 2. Bail Bond Information
- 3. Communicate with an Inmate by Phone
- 4. Depositing funds for Inmate Use
- 5. Visiting a Broomfield Inmate
- 6. Written Communication
- 7. Inmate Property
- 8. Safety at Broomfield Jail
- 9. Talk to a Lawyer
1. Locating Someone Booked into the Broomfield Jail
You can quickly locate anyone detained or incarcerated in Broomfield by using this online link. (Booking information is also available through the automated phone system at (720) 887-2000.) The “Active Bookings” webpage provides detailed information about each individual, including name and birthdate, bail bond amount, criminal charges and the upcoming court date. The advisement or arraignment hearing, which will usually occur the next business day after arrest, provides the accused the opportunity to enter a plea. A criminal attorney can (and often should) represent the accused at this hearing.
2. Bail Bond Information for the Broomfield Detention Center
You can post an inmate’s bail bond in one of two ways: cash or use of a bail bondsman. The facility does not accept checks or credit cards for bonds. If you are paying in cash, you must bring the exact amount, as indicated on the “Active Bookings” page. Jail employees cannot provide change. Along with the cash bond, you must bring $10 for the bond fee and $30 for the booking fee. These items are paid separately and also must be in cash.
To post bail through a bondsman, simply locate a licensed bail bonding agency online. The bondsman will deal directly with the detention center to guarantee bail for your loved one. There will, of course, be a fee for this service, usually 10-15% of the bond. The bondsman will also require collateral for the loan; if the inmate declines to appear in court, you can lose your property.
3. Speaking to an Inmate by Phone
You cannot call Broomfield jail inmates directly. Outgoing, collect calls are allowed, and incarcerated inmates can call out using an Advance Connect phone account. You can set up the account at this link or call (800) 844-6591. You can also call the main jail line for help setting up your prepaid inmate phone account.
Through the Advance Connect service, you can leave a Broomfield jail inmate a voicemail message (which costs $1.99) and can provide funds he or she can use to call you. Once funds have been deposited, the inmate can purchase a prepaid phone card for outside calls. Important note: The system does not allow the inmate to call a cell phone.
4. Inmate Cash Accounts at the Broomfield Jail
Inmate cash accounts provide a way for the Broomfield inmate to purchase extra food, toiletry, and other items from the commissary. At the jail, cash or credit cards can be used to deposit money into an account in the inmate’s name. Checks and debit cards are not accepted at the facility.
A kiosk in the detention center lobby accepts deposits 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. There is a $2 transaction fee for cash deposits, with a minimum deposit of $20. You can deposit a maximum of $200 in a single transaction, but there is no limit to the number of daily transactions you are allowed to make.
For credit card deposits in the kiosk, a 10% transaction fee is assessed for a $20 minimum deposit. You can deposit a maximum of $150 with a credit card, and can provide no more than $500 a week. Accepted cards are MasterCard, Visa, and Discover only.
There is an option for depositing funds online using this website: www.tigerdeposit.com. This site accepts MasterCard, Discover, and Visa, and does accept debit cards. A 10% fee also applies for these transactions. There is a $20 minimum and $150 maximum deposit, and a weekly maximum of $500.
Money orders for inmate cash accounts can be mailed to the detention center or brought in Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Money orders should be made payable to the City and County of Broomfield. To mail a money order, send it to:
City and County of Broomfield
Att: (Inmate’s full name)
11600 Ridge Parkway
Broomfield, CO 80021
5. Visitation for Inmates
You can visit an incarcerated Broomfield inmate using a video screen in the lobby, or arrange a remote visit with your own computer. Either way, you must register for visitation ahead of time and schedule a visit at least one day in advance. To get started, you can call iWeb Customer Service at (775) 434-8748 toll-free between 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., seven days a week.
You can also go to http://www.iwebvisit.com/app/membership_create.php to register and schedule remote visits only. You must provide an email address for communication, since appointments are subject to change or cancellation. It is possible that the inmate may be unavailable for a visit at the time you are requesting a visit, and in this case, they may not show up in the system. If this is the case, you can call the Broomfield Detention Center at (720) 887-2051.
Using a home or office computer, you can arrange a virtual visit with your loved one in privacy. However, please note that these visits are not actually private – they are monitored and recorded. Incriminating statements of any kind can be used against your loved one by prosecuting attorneys. People who have been incarcerated at the Broomfield jail in the past 30 days are not allowed to schedule a visit with a current inmate.
Inmates can have up to two remote visits per day, taking place any day of the week. Remote visits cost $9 when you book the appointment. Timeslots for 30-minute sessions are as follows:
9 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m.
12 noon -- 4 p.m.
6:15 p.m. -- 9 p.m
It is important to mind the time. Your ½ hour booked time slot will begin as scheduled and cannot be delayed or extended. No credit is provided for missed appointments.
Detention Center Visits
There are limited appointments available for visiting inmates in the lobby of the Broomfield jail. Note: These are not face-to-face visits, but take place using a video screen in the lobby. Privacy is not provided.
Lobby visiting hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and from Noon to 4 p.m. There are no on-site visits allowed on holidays. The detention facility is located at 11600 Ridge Parkway, the last building on the right. There is parking for the public in the upper parking lot.
As mentioned above, all visits must be scheduled ahead by phone at (775) 434-8748. The facility does not guarantee that you will be able to schedule a lobby visit when you would like to. Similar to virtual visits, the appointment time should not be missed, and you should plan to arrive early to check in.
These facility visits are also monitored and recorded, which means it is best that you not discuss the accused’s alleged crime. Any statements made can be used against him or her in court.
For a visit to the Broomfield jail, the following rules apply:
- You must be 18 years old, with a valid photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
- Children may not be left unattended in the lobby.
- Revealing clothing in the lobby is not acceptable.
- Using inappropriate language or engaging in illicit/illegal acts will terminate the visit.
- Repeated violations of these rules will prevent additional visits. If a pattern of visitation rule violations is demonstrated, the inmate’s visiting privileges at the detention center may be terminated indefinitely.
6. Corresponding With an Inmate
To send an inmate correspondence, address a letter or legal-size envelope as follows:
Broomfield Police Department Detention Center
Att: (Inmate’s full name)
11600 Ridge Parkway
Broomfield, CO 80021
No packages of any kind are accepted, and all mail that is not marked “legal” is subject to inspection. Envelopes should be plain, not decorated with stickers, drawings, gang graffiti, or newspaper clippings. You cannot send anything inside the envelope other than paper correspondence and 4 x 6” photos printed on photographic paper. (Polaroid pictures, photocopied pictures, and printed material from the Internet are not accepted.) Note that inmates are limited to 10 photos in their cells.
The following materials mailed to the jail on behalf of an inmate will not be accepted:
- Mailing materials, such as stamps or envelopes
- Phone cards
If inappropriate material is sent to an inmate, the mail will be rejected. (The inmate will receive written notice of rejected mail.)
7. Property Pick-Up
Property taken from the inmate at the time of arrest will be held pending release from the facility. If an inmate would like to transfer (allowable) property to a third party, he or she must sign a release form indicating the name of the individual who will pick up the property. All (not partial) property at the jail must be picked up at one time. With proper identification, family or friends can pick up property at the jail between the hours of 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
8. Life at the Broomfield Jail
The Broomfield jail is clean and modern, with cells equipped with butcher block desks, flush toilets, beds, and porcelain sinks. To combat safety concerns, the detention center adopts a “direct supervision model” of operations. For the first 48 hours, inmates are closely observed in the intake area to identify problematic behaviors. They are then classified according to the observations of officers before being transferred into longer-term housing.
Inmates who act in a combative or threatening manner are held separately from other inmates in the Special Management Unit. They remain in their cells most of the day and are denied telephone and commissary privileges.
Cooperative inmates are generally allowed to spend much of the day in an open “dayroom,” which includes television, microwave, phones for collect calls, and a sink. Officers are present whenever inmates are gathered in the dayroom, and remain actively involved to stave off problems that might threaten safety and security. There is a ping-pong table and accessible gym in the men’s pod. Inmates are also allowed to attend church services and provided with reading material.
9. Help From a Colorado Criminal Attorney
If your loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor or Colorado felony, he or she may be able to successfully fight the charges. For a Broomfield County arrest, call the Colorado Legal Defense Group at (303) 222-0330 for a free consultation. We can help with the Colorado bail process, and ensure the best potential outcome for criminal charges.