The Thornton Police Department is led by Chief of Police, Terrence Gordon. The Thornton Police operate under three divisions: Patrol, Administration, and Detectives, each of which is led by a Deputy Chief. There are 243 commissioned police officers and 75 non-commissioned employees working for the department. Our police department is data driven and strongly emphasizes community involvement. We are committed to providing high quality law enforcement services. The City of Thornton offers quality police services for approximately 144, 000 residents.