BEHIND THE BADGE:
125 YEARS OF THE BOULDER, COLORADO, POLICE DEPARTMENT
340-page illustrated hardback (and paperback)
ISBN 978-1-891274-09-0, hardback $29.95
ISBN 987-1-891274-08-2, paperback $19.95
Published by The Book Lode, LLC
BEHIND THE BADGE offers a new look at Boulder’s past. Beginning with the formation of the Boulder Police Department in 1878, this journalistic narrative takes the reader through a fast-paced progression of challenges, innovations, setbacks, and triumphs. With a human-interest approach and 150 photographs, the book is packed with both high-profile and little-known crimes. It also features the department’s marshals and chiefs, pulling into its dragnet many of Boulder’s most colorful characters.
"Author Silvia Pettem has done a tremendous amount of research to bring to you a behind-the-badge look at policing in Boulder. She really brings to life the events and the stories of the people behind them.
Enjoy the book. I hope you find it as interesting and informative as I do."
Mark R. Beckner, Chief of Police, Boulder Police Department
"Behind the Badge" is entertaining, informative reading, professionally written and edited and nicely packaged. With it, Pettem has written a definitive history of the Boulder police, one that should be in the collection of anyone interested in the progression of the city itself."
Clay Evans, Daily Camera Books Editor
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