Traffic Enforcement

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  for a current list of traffic violation fines.

The Unit supports Resolution 1793  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