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


In November, Colorado voters will be asked to decide whether the limited possession of marijuana should be legalized.  Amendment 64, if passed, will make Colorado the only state in the nation to legalize marijuana for recreational use.   It will legalize possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older, and will […]

An elderly Eagle County man was arrested at his home Monday morning by detectives from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and the Salida office of the district attorney.  An arrest warrant charging Paul Eugene Breer, 81, with one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in position of trust and one count […]

On May 3rd, 2012 at 5:49 pm the Chaffee County Sheriffs Office received a call of persons that had fallen into Clear Creek Reservoir. Chaffee County EMS and Chaffee County Sheriffs personnel responded and upon their arrival they found several persons administering CPR to a male who had fallen into the reservoir and was unresponsive. […]

The sheriff and undersheriff… …attended or participated in a variety of civic activities including Rotary, Salida Chamber’s Business After Hours, League of Women Voters, the new Salida High School open house, various political events, and the Kids Count luncheon.  The sheriff spoke to commercial river rafting guides at the annual orientation meeting hosted by AHRA.  […]

Two teen forums on drug and alcohol use, cosponsored by the sheriff’s office and Build A Generation with the cooperation of the Buena Vista and Salida police departments, were presented on two successive evenings, one in Buena Vista and the other in Salida.  Both were well-attended with active participation by parents, students, and school staff.  […]