About Us


Our Police 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 the 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.

Program and support porvided

  • RAD Self Defence Program
  • Emergency Blue Phones
  • E- Days Support
  • Alcohol / Drug Education
  • Residence Life Programming
  • Greek Life Programming
  • Career Days Support
  • Commencement Support
  • Athletics Support
  • Crime Prevention Training/ education


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.


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

Current employment opportunities:

CSO (patrol support/ building, and event security)

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MINES PD Main Office:

1922 Jones Road
Golden, CO 80401
(303)384-2214 fax:

Administrative office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 A..M. to noon
and 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

After hours, an on-duty
Mines Police Officer can
be reached by calling
(303) 273-3333 and touching option 5
or by calling the City of 
Golden Police Dispatch
at (303) 384-8045 or  911

Chief/ Director:
Greg Bohlen

Dave Cillessen

Patrick Bahl

Office Manager:
Carol Conway

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report