In 1909, when the town of Grand Junction became the City of Grand Junction, the title of Marshal became Chief of Police, and the Grand Junction Police Department, comprised of the Chief and two officers, was formed. As you can imagine, there have been a lot of changes since then, with some interesting highlights along the way. We no longer need the 1920s era red light on top of the 1st National Bank building that was activated for officer assistance. Technology has come a long way from the first camera the department purchased in 1949 to use at crime scenes. The Harge Drunkometer that was installed in 1956 was replaced with the Breathalyzer in 1962. And, today it wouldn’t be big news to hire a female officer like it was when the department hired its first in 1975. Our department has grown as this fine city has grown, and we look forward to continuing to serve and protect our community.