The Mines Police Department

Our department consists of sworn full-time law enforcement professionals, and one full-time civilian employee. The police officers employed by the department are fully trained police officers in accordance with the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board and the Colorado Revised Statutes.

The Mines Police Department ensures the quality of training and certification of police officers and departmental staff as well as deals with all citizen complaints. As Colorado State Certified police officers, we work in close cooperation with our neighboring law enforcement agencies to include the Golden Police Department, Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, as well as several federal agencies to also include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Police, and Homeland Security. We’re happy to assist you in police matters with those agencies when appropriate.

All of our police personnel are in direct radio communication with the Golden Police Department Dispatch. If, at any time, you have a need for assistance, you may approach any of us. If they cannot help you, they will be able to contact someone who can.

Our staff is dedicated to making your time at Colorado School of Mines a safe and pleasant experience. The Mines Police are dedicated to maintaining an environment that is safe and allows our educational mission to occur without disruption. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life of the campus community and primarily responsible for developing services, programs, and strategies for maintaining a safe campus.

Our Mission

It is the mission of the Colorado School of Mines Police Department to make the Mines campus the safest campus in Colorado.

Department members strive to provide progressive, professional and courteous police services in partnership with the Colorado School of Mines community and the residents of the City of Golden.

Services to the Mines Community

  • Proactive patrol of the campus and its facilities
  • Investigation and reporting of crimes and incidents
  • Motor vehicle traffic and parking enforcement
  • Crime and security awareness programs
  • Alcohol and drug abuse awareness/education
  • Self-defense classes
  • Consultation with campus departments for safety and security matters
  • Additional services to the campus community such as: vehicle unlocks and jumpstarts, community safe walks (escorts), building and office security, and assistance in any medical, fire, or other emergency situation

Program support provided includes:

  • E- Days Support
  • Alcohol / Drug Education
  • Residence Life Programming
  • Greek Life Programming
  • Career Days Support
  • Commencement Support
  • Athletics Support


Mines Police actively investigate criminal cases and criminal activity as required, as well as review reports of old or “cold” crimes. Mines Police Officers follow up crime reports that have investigative leads. Criminal cases are analyzed and assigned for investigation to include issuing felony or misdemeanor summonses or obtaining arrest warrants when required. Investigators coordinate with the district or city attorney’s offices for the filing of all criminal charges.

Mines Police Department crime reports containing information that may affect the security or safety of other Mines departments and divisions are routed to those units and appropriate administrators as necessary.


The Colorado School of Mines Police Department provides records, evidence, training and general office support.

Training:  In addition providing core training to the Colorado School of Mines Police Department staff and officers, the training division works closely with the campus community to provide resources and training programs for Mines and local community.

Student Employment

For all student employment opportunities please contact Public Safety: 303-273-3333

Current employment opportunities:

Contact Us

Mines Police Department
1922 Jones Rd
Golden, CO 80401
FAX: 303-384-2214

Administrative office hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – noon
and 1 – 4 p.m.

After hours, an on-duty Mines Police Officer can be reached by calling 303-273-3333, option 5, or by calling the City of Golden Police Dispatch at 303-384-8045 or 9-1-1

Interim Chief/Director: Dave Cillessen

Commander: Dave Cillessen

Sergeant: Patrick Bahl

Office Manager: Amanda Hupka