Message From The Chief

The City of Black Hawk is nestled in the scenic Rocky Mountains located 18 miles west of Golden, Colorado.  This historic city 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 home to 16 casinos hosting up to 20,000 visitors a day.  Black Hawk is known for its hospitality and is a "must see" city for tourists visiting Colorado and the Rocky Mountains.

The Black Hawk Police Department attracts and retains professional employees who are committed to providing great service to our citizens and guests.  We are proud of our city's heritage and our role in making Black Hawk an enjoyable place to live, work and visit.  Community policing is not an abstract concept in the Black Hawk Police Department but is truly practiced every day by our employees.  It's our goal to have a positive impact on every citizen and visitor in our unique and colorful city.  Our pledge to every resident and visitor of Black Hawk is to provide exceptional service while performing ethically and professionally.

Chief Ken Lloyd

Acting Police Chief Ken Lloyd has served in Law Enforcement for 37 years and is retired from the Colorado National Guard as Sergeant First Class after 20 years of service.   Ken started his career with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, and in July 1992, Ken moved his family to Black Hawk and began his career with the police department in 1992.  He has spent 26 years here as a patrol officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and commander. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates Rocky Mountain Chapter and was elected to the Executive Board for four years and as president of the chapter.  In 2009, Ken received The Lyle Wohlers Law Enforcement Officer of the Year from Crime Stoppers of Gilpin and Clear Creek Counties. 

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Contact Information

Chief Kenneth E. Lloyd
Chief's Office
(303) 582-5878

Mailing Address:
PO Box 68, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Physical Address:
221 Church Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422

Phone: (303) 582-0503 
Fax: (303) 582-5381