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


From our newsletter… ** The sheriff’s office and Chaffee County Build A Generation, in cooperation with the Buena Vista and Salida police departments, will be organizing a second Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.   This one will be held on Saturday, September 29, from 10am-2pm as part of the national event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  […]

Creating a committee to provide input into the operation of the Chaffee County Emergency Communications Center, suggested by Salida officials, would be duplicative of processes already in place Entities served by the communications center have two conduits through which advice and suggestions regarding the center’s operation are passed.  First, the 911 Board that meets every […]

During the early morning hours of Monday, July 2, deputies of the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by officers from the Buena Vista and Salida police departments, executed a search warrant at 16160 CR 306 west of Buena Vista. Acting on information obtained through an earlier investigation, officers seized substantial quantities of suspected illegal substances […]

The sheriff and undersheriff… The sheriff attended the funeral service for Englewoood PD officer Jeremy Bitner in Denver and the memorial service for Ed Quillen in Salida.  The sheriff and undersheriff attended the memorial service for Nancy O’Connor in Buena Vista.  The sheriff and a deputy attended the funeral service for Denver PD officer Celena […]

Two men who spent a cold and wet Wednesday night on Mount Princeton were finally rescued by Chaffee County Search and Rescue volunteers Thursday afternoon.  Peter Kimball, of Washington, DC, and his friend, Steve Metz, a San Francisco, California resident, both 35, began their hike from the Grouse Creek trailhead near Alpine on Wednesday.  Intending […]