Mission, Vision, and Values

The Golden Police Department is proud to unveil our new Mission, Vision, and Values.  After six months of hard work from members of the department, community, and a corporate consultant we have successfully rebranded our roadmap to the future.  It is vital for modern law enforcement agencies to be constantly mindful, vigilant, and forward looking when defining who we are, what we stand for, and where we are going. 


To keep our community safe through strong partnerships and excellence in service

This mission drives home our obligation for crime reduction, traffic safety, and community engagement which serve as three pillars of our success.  It is our mission to ensure that our residents and those who visit our city are safeguarded from crime as much as possible.  We want everyone to be able to travel through our city safely, that our residential streets and school zones are free from dangerous drivers, and that we mitigate those driving violations that increase traffic related accidents.  Finally, we strive to engage residents and visitors to our city in a professional manner, seeking to build strong relationships and partnerships along the way. 


To elevate public trust through accountability and equitable policing

We understand and recognize that some law enforcement events around our Nation have damaged the public trust.  While these types of events have not occurred within the City of Golden, we acknowledge that the negative acts a few bad apples can taint the law enforcement profession nation-wide.  We want our community to know that the members of the Golden Police Department are accountable for our actions while being dedicated to elevating the trust our community has with its police members. 

Some might question what the definition of equitable policing means in our vision statement.  As a result, we have defined this policing practice to help our community understand just how honored we are to serve you and what professional law enforcement looks like in our city.

The members of the Golden Police Department strive to provide the highest quality service to all and recognize, acknowledge, and embrace people’s unique identities including race, ethnic background, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, disability, age and/or cultural group. It is about continuously improving our ability to make ethical decisions and use sound judgement in an increasingly complex environment.  The Golden Police Department recognizes that public trust and confidence in the police is essential to effective policing and is achieved through fair and impartial treatment of the public.  The Department is committed to unbiased policing in all of its encounters between our members and citizens, and to reinforcing procedures that serve to maintain public confidence and trust.


One Team

We respect and value all members of our team and their contributions in service of our profession and community


We understand that everyone struggles sometimes; we treat people with dignity, respect and kindness and take action in the face of suffering


We are honest, trustworthy, and transparent; we are dedicated to ethical conduct


We recognize that each person has varying needs, life experiences and resources; we approach each person based upon their unique circumstances


We do the right thing for the right reason, even when difficult or unpopular; we face uncertainty and danger with bravery

We believe this Mission, Vision and Values represent the unbelievably dedicated members of the Golden Police Department. Our members strive to do the right thing for the right reasons every day.  We understand the great responsibility that comes with service to others and take that responsibility seriously.  We are here to serve you, and we do so with the highest level of professionalism possible.