After rising through the ranks to become Boise's first female deputy chief of police, Patricia Braddock will retire today, anxious to spend more time with her husband, six children and 12 grandchildren.
As commander of the Administrative Support Division, Braddock oversaw the Finance Crime Analysis, Computer Support, Public Records, False Alarms, Personnel, Fleet and Supply service units. Braddock was also instrumental in the department's successful bid to provide law enforcement for Boise State. She was promoted to deputy chief in April 2007.
Since Braddock was hired onto the BPD, sworn staff has increased from 142 to 325 full-time positions, the civilian staff has increased from six to 82, and the department budget has increased from $6 million to $44 million.