A Message About Our Chief
Chief Mikel Golden has dedicated over 12 years of law enforcement service to the McPherson community. He joined the McPherson Police Department in October 2006 as a Patrol Officer. While attending the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center - Class 189, his classmates voted him Class President. In 2008, Chief Golden was promoted to Detective and was selected for the Police Specialty Team. Assignments included the McPherson Drug Task Force in 2010 followed by the Assistant Team Leader for the Emergency Response Team in 2018. Chief Golden was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police and Commander of the Emergency Response Team in April 2018. In June 2019, he was promoted to Interim Chief of Police.
Chief Golden is a member of the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police and the Kansas Peace Officers Association. He has served on professional boards including the Kansas Gang Investigator Association (Regional Representative), Kansas Narcotics Officer Association (Regional Representative), McPherson County Crime Stoppers (Coordinator), McPherson Police Department Benefit Association (President) and City of McPherson Safety Committee. Chief Golden holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Criminal Justice and in Business Organizational Leadership from Central Christian College of Kansas. He is also a graduate of FBI-LEEDA (Trilogy), the Kansas Police Administrators Seminar, Leadership McPherson and the KU Law Enforcement Leadership Academy. Chief Golden will attend the FBI National Academy – Class 283 in January 2021. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Central Christian College of Kansas.Chief Golden is originally from Brooklyn, New York. After high school he served in the United States Navy from 1997 to 2005. Assignments included Yokosuka, Japan, onboard the USS Independence CV-62; Norfolk Virginia on the USS Harry S. Truman CVN-75; and NAS Oceana, a Master Jet Base in Virginia Beach, Virginia. While at NAS Oceana, Chief Golden was selected Sailor of the Year and received several other awards. In 2005, he was Honorably Discharged from the United States Navy. Chief Golden enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is a PADI certified Rescue Diver and a member of the McPherson Masonic Lodge, American Legion and FBI-LEEDA.