Community Services

Bicycle Registration

Since 1984, the National Bike Registry (NBR) has been working with law enforcement to return stolen bikes to their rightful owners. A bike registered with NBR, the only true national database, can be identified by police and returned to you instead of being sold at an auction.

To register your bike, please visit the NBR site.

Citizen’s Police Academy

Citizens Police AcademyAdult Citizens’ Academy 
Contact: Officer Frank Barr
(303) 384-8075
or
Officer Derek Hall
(303) 215-8874

Youth Citizens’ Academy 
Contact: Officer Bernadette Rankin
(303) 384-8084

The goal of the Citizens’ Academy is to provide citizens with information through education,  and to increase rapport between the police department and the citizens of Golden.

The Golden Police Department began conducting an Adult Citizens’ Police Academy in 1995. We felt that exposing citizens to knowledge about police work would help them to better understand and relate to police involvement in the community. We added a Youth Citizens’ Police Academy in 2002.

Our hope is that the graduates of the Citizens’ Academies will share this knowledge with others in the community.

Fingerprinting

For fingerprinting services you must contact Dispatch directly.

Fingerprinting services are provided on Wednesday’s each week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., by appointment only.

Requirements for fingerprinting

  • FingerprintYou must live or work within the jurisdiction of the Golden Police Department. You may contact Police Dispatch for address verification.
  • You must provide your own fingerprint cards. These should be provided by whomever is requiring the prints or you may obtain print cards through the Colorado Bureau of Investigations.
  • $10.00 per set fee

If you receive a court order from the Jefferson County Combined Courts and you were originally arrested and/or served a summons by a Golden Police Officer, you may come into the police department any time Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is no fee for court ordered fingerprints.

Fingerprinting for non-applicants under the age of 18 is free.

Professional Standards

The Golden Police Department is committed to providing quality law enforcement to the citizens and visitors of Golden.

To maintain the integrity of the department and ensure quality police service, the department has an internal investigation procedure, which enables the department to thoroughly and systematically investigate all complaints of misconduct against its members. The Professional Standards Unit also documents all compliments made regarding the conduct of officers and other members of the department.

For more information on reporting either a complaint or compliment, please visit our Report a Complaint or Compliment (Police Department) City Services page.

Records

Records by Peter Skadberg

Contact: Records Unit 
Phone: (303) 384-8035
Fax: (303) 384-8077

Direct Mailing Address:
Golden Police Department
Attn: Police Records Unit
911 10th Street
Golden, CO  80401

Alissa Darrow
Records Supervisor
(303) 384-8038

Records Forms

The Police Records Unit is located inside the City of Golden City Hall and is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., holidays excluded.

The following information is a partial list of what can be obtained through the Records Unit. Please note there are fees for the below documents, please refer to the fee schedule.

  • Police Reports (includes: incident, crime, arrest and traffic accident reports)
  • Summons and Complaint (summons or tickets)
  • Police Clearance Letter / Local Background Check
  • Address History Check
  • Name History Check
  • Mug Photos
  • Statistical Reports
  • Sex Offender Registration Information

For more information on obtaining a police record or report, please see our Records Request City Services page.

Recruitment

The City of Golden is located 15 miles west of Denver at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Golden, the County Seat of Jefferson County, is home to the County offices, Coors Brewing Company, Colorado School of Mines, and several national and international corporations. Founded during the Golden Rush in 1859, the City was the original Territorial Capital for the State of Colorado and has continued to prosper since.

Surrounded by mountains and high plateaus, Golden maintains a small city atmosphere while continuing to be one of the leading business, cultural and tourism locations in Colorado.

The Golden Police Department is comprised of professional men and women who focus on community oriented policing, while maintaining a strong working relationship with our community, residents, businesses and visitors. Training and personal advancement are at the forefront of the department’s philosophy.

The department is continously recognized as one of the leading law enforcement agencies in the Denver Metro Area in professionalism, investigative and advancements, specialized skills, training, technology and individual officer skills.

Current benefits for full-time employees include:

  • 401(a) Retirement Plan
  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Annual/Holiday/Sick leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Flex Benefits Plan

Vacation Checks

Contact: Sgt. Jean Miller
(303) 384-8040

Vacation WatchResidents of the City can call the Golden Police Department for a “vacation watch” on their home. Officers working the area will periodically check the home to make sure it is secure. The Communications Center needs the following information from you in order to complete a vacation watch request:

  • Name, address and phone number of at least one person we can call in case of an emergency. Note: It is best if this person has a key to the residence.
  • Descriptions and locations of vehicles left at the residence.
  • Any lights left on, location as well as times, if on a timer.
  • A phone number where you can be reached, if possible, in case of an emergency.

Submit Requests to Communications Center One of Three Ways:

1)  By phone at (303) 384-8045

2)  By downloading the Vacation Watch Request pdf download and returning the completed form to the Golden Police Department at 911 10th Street

3)  By faxing to (303) 384-8036.

Victim Outreach Information (VOI)

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
(303) 202-2196
victimoutreachinfo@gmail.com

VOI Mission Statement

The mission of Victim Outreach Incorporated is to promote the healing of people impacted by crime and trauma. Our hope is that people impacted by crime and trauma lead healthy, productive and inspired lives. Victim Outreach, Inc. (VOI) formed in May of 1986 as a 501(c)3 non-profit agency to assist victims of crime who report to police in small communities in Jefferson County, Colorado

Service area

VOI contracts with the cities of Arvada, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Edgewater, Mountain View, Lakeside, Morrison and Colorado School of Mines to provide law enforcement based victim services.

Volunteer Services

The Volunteer Services Program is a valuable asset to the police department and is designed to afford citizens an opportunity to be involved in the workings of, and make meaningful contributions to, the department. The time and energy given by our volunteers is invaluable and greatly appreciated by department members.

Internal Volunteers must complete and pass:

  • Application
  • Release of Information
  • Personal History
  • Questionnaire
  • Interview
  • An Intensive Background Check
  • A Drug Screen

Special Event Volunteers must complete:

  • Application
  • Release of Information
  • Warrant & Criminal History Check

This process must be completed satisfactorily before a person may do volunteer work as a representative of the department. Please see Volunteer Opportunities for all current volunteer job descriptions, and instructions on applying.

Volunteer opportunities that may be available

  • Pager Duty – Pager Advocates provide on-scene crisis intervention to crime victims, offering support and access to resources during a critical stage of trauma. Advocates work closely with law enforcement and the court system to ensure victims’ rights are upheld and needs are met.
  • Child Protection Team – Represent VOI at weekly Child Protection Team meetings at Jefferson County Human Services, Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Crime Review – Review all police reports and determine eligibility for compensation due to finances losses incurred as a result of the crime.
  • Office Support – Administrative support including preparing outreach letters, answering phone, outreach calls, data entry, filing, and general office support.
  • Special Projects – Various projects available including: fundraising events, community outreach, newsletter support, and resource guide revision.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Submit to a background check
  • Complete the initial 40-hour training (if providing direct services)
  • Attend monthly volunteer meetings
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 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

Additional Resources

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