Homer Floyd Broome
Jr. joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1954. In 1969, he became the department’s first Black
captain. In 1975, he 75, he became the LAPD’s first Black Commander. Although
he tested for Chief of Police, Homer F. Broome retired as a commander. In retirement, he was appointed
by President Jimmie Carter to a senior position in the Department of Justice. He died in 2007 at the age of 76.
Homer Floyd Broome Jr. is the author of LAPD's
Black History, 1886-1976 and A Plan for Assessing the Contribution of Innovative Programs to Improve