Vision Statement

"The Black Hawk Police Department is an organization committed to excellence."

Mission Statement

The Black Hawk Police Department is committed to maintaining the trust, respect and confidence of the citizens and visitors of Black Hawk by providing the highest level of friendly professional service. We strive to enhance the quality of life of every individual in our community and to make a positive impact in their daily lives. We embrace the highest ethical standards in law enforcement while protecting the rights and dignity of every citizen.

Service Through Partnerships

Message From The Chief

Chief Stephen ColeThe City of Black Hawk, also known as the "City of Mills," is nestled in the scenic Rocky Mountains, located 18 miles west of Golden, Colorado. This historic city, which was incorporated in 1864, grew from the "gold rush days" and prospered as a milling town. In 1991 the city became one of the three destination locations in Colorado where limited stakes gambling was legalized. The city is now the premier gambling venue in Colorado and is home to 16 casinos hosting 20,000 visitors a day. Black Hawk is known for its warm and friendly hospitatlity and is a "must see" city for tourist visiting Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Read More > >

Professional Standards Compliance Award

Professional Standards Compliance AwardThe Black Hawk Police Department has earned the Professional Standards Compliance Award from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police! After years of hard work, and constantly improving standards, the Black Hawk Police Department reached impressive standards which earned us this prestigious award. Read More > >

Bear sightings in Black Hawk

Bear SightingsMountain living is something the residents and visitor in Black Hawk enjoy on a daily basis. With this appreciation of the outdoors comes a great responsibility to protect both human and wildlife. Bears are sharing space with an ever growing human population. The Black Hawk Police Department requests all citizens and visitors take proper precautions to ensure the safety of man and animal. Learn more here.




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