Deputy Chief of Police
Golden Police Department
Deputy Chief Mike Hendershot has over 30 years of law enforcement experience, having started his career with the Golden Police Department in 1990. Over his career, DC Hendershot has also served with the Westminster Police Department and with the Wheat Ridge Police Department, having risen through the ranks to commander prior to coming back to Golden P.D. in 2018 as a captain. He has a master’s degree in criminal justice from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.
DC Hendershot is a Colorado native and enjoys camping, dirt biking, home projects, and has a passion for aviation, having previously achieved a commercial pilot’s license and certified flight instructor ratings.