Support Services

For Animal Control and Code Enforcement service call issues, please call JEFFCOM at 303-980-7300.


Police InvestigationsContact: Sgt. Marcus Williams
(303) 384-8116

The Investigations Unit of the Golden Police Department is responsible for the investigation of crimes committed within the City. The unit is responsible for preparing thorough cases to present to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

The unit is staffed by a Detective Sergeant, four investigators, and one investigator assigned to the West Metro Drug Task Force.

The investigations unit is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and investigators also rotate through an on-call schedule. The unit also oversees the Property and Evidence Unit.


Contact: Amanda Cordova
(303) 384-8044

The Property and Evidence Unit is responsible for storing and safeguarding evidence, found property, and property for safekeeping. The unit is also responsible for assisting in major crime scenes when requested, processing lab requests, and arranging for viewing and release of property. The unit maintains all records relating to property, preparing evidence for court needs and otherwise disposing of property as appropriate.

Property Release

An appointment is required in order to view or pick up property for the police department. Please contact Amanda Cordova or Kali Aulston to schedule an appointment.

Code Enforcement

Contact: Jamie Segal
(303) 384-8048

Code Enforcement refers to laws designed to control nuisances pertaining to health and sanitation. The objective of code enforcement is to improve the appearance of the City of Golden and enhance the quality of life for its citizens.

Areas of Enforcement

  • Control of animals
  • Assisting with wildlife complaints
  • Abandoned vehicles
  • Weeds
  • Trash dumpsters and enclosures
  • Miscellaneous nuisance complaints
  • Snow removal compliance*

*The owner or occupant of a private residence or business is responsible for the removal of snow from the sidewalks adjacent to their property no later than 24 hours after the cessation of the snowfall. This Ordinance, 11.08.140, is in place to maintain the safety of our residents and visitors as they travel around the city by foot.

Traffic Enforcement

Contact: Sgt. Mark Donohue
(303) 384-8053

The Traffic Unit’s goal is to create a safe driving environment for motorists in and around the City of Golden. The Traffic Unit will continue to aggressively enforce the traffic laws of the City and State to ensure the citizens of Golden will be as safe as possible.

The City of Golden has adopted the Colorado State Model Traffic code. Golden Police Department enforces traffic laws in accordance with the Model Traffic Code as adopted by council with the modifications put forward in title 10 of the Golden municipal code. Please refer to the Municipal Court Fee Schedule pdf download for a current list of traffic violation fines.

Traffic EnforcementThe Unit supports Resolution 1793 pdf download of the city-wide sustainability goals to “increase the ability of Golden residents and visitors to travel to and through Golden using alternative transportation.” The department works to accomplish this by doing our part as a traffic enforcement and educational unit, making the City more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

Traffic Unit members are responsible for accident reconstruction, DUI reduction, traffic monitoring for aggressive drivers, education, and ancillary projects with the goal of reducing accidents. The department continues to conduct Port of Entry checkpoints for commercial vehicle safety regulations and weight compliance.The department is involved with the education of Golden Officers in the area of traffic enforcement, accident investigation, and DUI detection. The Traffic Unit is also involved in community events and enforcement periods, including the following:

  • National Night Out
  • Buffalo Bill Days
  • Golden Super Cruise
  • 4th of July
  • Buckle Up Colorado
  • LEAF grant Enforcement
  • Colorado Check Point

Community Resource Officer

Contact: Community Resource Officers

The Community Resource Officer program (CRO) was launched in 2005. The core function of the CRO is to act as a liaison between the police department and the community the department serves. This role includes accessibility for the community as well as outreach by the department. Although the primary area of responsibility was initially set as the Downtown Business district, with a secondary area of focus being the Clear Creek Recreation District, additional duties have been incorporated into the position since its inception.

Service Communities Served:
  • Business Community
  • Recreation & Tourism Community
  • Residential Community
  • Education Community
  • Faith-based Community
  • Non-profit Community
  • Government Community

Records Unit

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.

Fees may be required to obtain certain documents through the Police Records Unit. Please visit Records Request for more information on obtaining a report.

COG Mesa

 Golden has 402 acres of open space
and maintains 253 acres of parks right within the city itself.

Additional Resources

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COG Mesa