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The Golden Police Department now has an online Community Crime Map that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Golden citizens about crimes in their area, and allows the Golden Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.
Golden citizens can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to their law enforcement agency.
Community Crime Map automatically syncs with the Golden Police Department records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. Community Crime Map cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.
Celebrate the Season in Golden!
Every year during the holiday season, Golden takes a step back to a simpler time of small-town holiday celebrations. Historic downtown Golden will be the central festive location for Olde Golden Christmas®, a city-wide celebration that includes the Foothills Art Center Holiday Art Market, live theater, a dazzling light display along Clear Creek and Parfet Park, visits with Santa, shopping, dining and three Holiday Parades! For a full list of events, go to VisitGolden.com.
Enjoy three Holiday Parades on December 7, 14 and 21, starting at 11 a.m. at 10th and Washington. Come early and get a good spot along the Avenue. Parades go south on Washington and turn on 13th Street.
Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. A small amount of gold discovered in Clear Creek attracted the area’s earliest settlers in the mid-19th century and Golden City quickly became an important supply stop for gold miners seeking their fortunes in the adjacent mountains. Farmers soon discovered the rich soil in the valley that is now home to the Coors complex, and Golden City further swelled as coal mining and clay extraction industries settled in the area, utilizing the region’s ample natural resources. Golden City became the capital of the federally recognized Colorado Territory in 1862, and the territorial legislature met from 1862 to 1867 in the building that is now home to the Old Capitol Grill restaurant. By the end of the 1860s, Golden City had been elected the seat of Jefferson County and the capital of the provisional Jefferson Territory. Locals were outraged when neighboring Denver snagged the honor of becoming capital of the newly formed state in 1876, but the loss of name distinction did nothing to dampen Golden’s vital growth – business was booming. Today, with the official name of City of Golden, the town continues to thrive. It offers residents and visitors an abundance of recreational, cultural and culinary opportunities. Come live, work and play with us in our modern town with an old west flair!