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


Caution.  Unintentional discharge when holstering In June 2012, a law enforcement officer in another state was participating in firearms training at a department range.  The officer was using a .40 caliber SIG P229 DAK double-action trigger carried in a right-handed Blackhawk Serpa CQC concealment paddle-style holster.  The officer was wearing a light weight wet-weather jacket […]

Operations A Lake County sheriff’s deputy initiated a vehicular pursuit of a subject who had brandished a handgun and tossed a hand grenade in his direction during a confrontation in Leadville.  The pursuit continued south on Hwy 24 into Chaffee County.  Near Buena Vista, a police officer attempted twice to stop the pursued vehicle, firing […]

The horrific murders in Aurora prompt me to write this to our concealed handgun permit holders, reminding them that, along with the exercise of your Constitutional right to carry a firearm comes weighty responsibilities as well.  Envision yourself in that darkened, packed theater when that satanic lunatic, clad in protective body armor, started shooting: darkness, […]