The Mines Police Department

Our department consists of 13 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 personnel are dedicated to a community policing philosophy that works to develop partnerships and strategies to reduce crime, the fear of crime, and enhance the quality of life.

The Mines Police Department takes great pride in offering training and outreach programs to the community. You are encouraged to provide us with feedback, and you may submit a citizen commendation or complaint that will be taken seriously and investigated in a timely manner). Employee Commendation/Complaint Process

We work closely with a number of Colorado law enforcement agencies and our federal partners. Your safety is our top priority and Mines police personnel are in direct radio communication with the Jefferson County regional Communications Center. We strive to foster an environment that is safe and allows our educational mission to occur without disruption. We are committed to your safety and maintaining a safe campus for everyone.


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

1400 Maple Street, Suite 118
Golden, CO 80401
Fax: 303-384-2214

Administrative Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

After Hours

An on-duty Mines Police Officer can be reached by calling 303-273-3333, option 5, or by calling the JeffCom911 Regional Dispatch Center at 303-980-7300 or 9-1-1

Chief/Director: Dustin Olson

Commander: Dave Cillessen

Sergeant: Patrick Bahl

Sergeant: Bejamin Eisentraut

Detective: Bryann Lynch

Office Manager: Candy Olivarri