Citizen’s Police Academy
Adult Citizens’ Academy
Contact: Community Resource Officers
Youth Citizens’ Academy
Contact: Officer Derek Hall
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.
Throughout the course of the Academy, participants will be exposed to K9 patrol, drug enforcement, traffic accident investigations, communications, patrol duties and realities, DUI traffic enforcement, the Jefferson County Regional SWAT team, a tour of the Jefferson County Jail, crime scene investigations, firearms simulator, taser and driving track training.
The 2021 Citizens Academy will start in mid-August and run through mid-November. Participants will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, and some Saturdays for firing range and driving track training. Please contact our Community Resource Officers at CRO@cityofgolden.net for more information.
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.
From the CBI website you can click directly through to the correct IdentoGO web page to schedule an appointment (easiest method), or if you know the correct Service Code for your request, you may go to identogo.com and enter your code there.
Direct links to the top three most common fingerprinting requests are available below. For all other needs, please go to the CBI website.
Jefferson County IdentoGO locations:
4980 Kipling Street, Unit A4
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
355 S. Teller Street
Lakewood, CO 80226
You may also call toll-free (844) 539-5539 to schedule an appointment.
Codes are available on the ColoradoFingerprinting.com/cabs website, as well as step by instructions how to register for your appointment online.
- Local Liquor Licensure code – 6034LLQH
- Local Medical Marijuana Licensure code – 6034POTI
Jefferson County Colorado Fingerprinting Location:
8015 W. Alameda Ave
Lakewood, CO 80226
You may also call (720) 292-2722, or toll free (833) 884-2227 for an appointment
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.
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
- Application for Release of Criminal Justice Records
- Fee Schedule
- Clearance Letter Request
- Report Beam (online accident report form)
The Police Records Unit is located inside the City of Golden City Hall and is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 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 Police Records Request City Services page.
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 continuously 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
Contact: Police Records
Residents 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 Golden Police Department 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 the Golden Police Department for a vacation check one of two ways:
- By completing the online Vacation Check Request form .
- By calling Police Records at (303) 384-8035 (Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Victim Outreach Information (VOI)
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
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
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.
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:
- Release of Information
- Personal History
- An Intensive Background Check
- A Drug Screen
Special Event Volunteers must complete:
- 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