John Spezze, Sheriff
Andy Rohrich, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
Records Fax: 719-539-1077


 The letter below was mailed to all retail beer, wine, and spirits outlets in Chaffee County on January 27.  The Sheriff Confesses…  Full disclosure: I like beer.  And Colorado, with more independent microbreweries than any other state, is a beer lover’s paradise.  Pale ales, dark ales, lagers, pilsners, stouts… it’s a great place to live, […]

On Friday, January 20, a sheriff’s deputy received information from a confidential source that a drinking party involving underage persons was to take place the following evening at a private residence near Buena Vista.  Using FaceBook, the deputy learned that a party was planned to celebrate the seventeenth birthday of a local woman and that forty-seven […]

I hold two assumptions about Over The River, the art installation planned for 2014.  First, it’s going to happen.  We foresee no action by the Chaffee or Fremont County commissioners, or the courts, that will prevent or impede it.  Second, the authorities responsible for providing security and safety of the public will anticipate, prepare for, […]

The sheriff and undersheriff… Both were interviewed live on KSBV Radio’s Community Forum regarding funding problems related to the communications center and the results of the community forums on drug and alcohol abuse.  The sheriff attended the December luncheon of the FBI National Academy Associates, Rocky Mountain Chapter, held at the PPA Events Center in […]

Late Friday evening, Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputies and Buena Vista police officers assisted officers from the Salida Police Department in the arrest of Jayson Andrew Corbin Jamison, 37, on a warrant from Indiana charging Jamison with violating parole.  Jamison has a lengthy criminal history with arrests for illegal drug manufacturing for sale, dealing in illegal drugs, theft, […]