Internal Affairs Process
The Golden Police Department can receive commendations or complaints via letter, email, phone, in person or by other means. All commendations and complaints are recorded in our computer software program, analyzed by the Professional Standards Sergeant and assigned for investigation accordingly. Completed investigations are then reviewed by the employees division head for completeness and recommendations. The investigation file is sent to the Chief of Police for a final review and determination of training and/or corrective action. Annually, the Professional Standards Unit completes a statistical summary of complaints and internal investigations which is made available to the public through the department CRIMEWATCH website under Publicly Available Reports.
For more information on how to submit a commendation or complaint visit the Professional Standards page.