John Spezze, Sheriff
Andy Rohrich, Undersheriff

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

Emergency: 911

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


Amendment 64, a measure that would legalize the possession, cultivation, use, and sale of marijuana in Colorado, will be on the November ballot.  If adopted, the law becomes embedded within the Colorado Constitution making it difficult if not impossible to later amend or repeal.  Voters should be aware of the provisions of the amendment and of […]

Hikers found safe after search A married couple was found safe Friday afternoon by Chaffee County Search and Rescue volunteers after the two spent an unplanned night on Mount Columbia.  Dale Baldridge, 70, and his wife, Joyce Baldridge, 65, visiting from Michigan, made a 911 call at about 5:30pm Thursday saying they were too exhausted […]

The following is a press release composed by Salida Police Chief Terry Clark. On September 17, 2012 the Chaffee County Drug Task Force executed 4 Felony arrest warrants in Salida and Chaffee County. The arrests stem from several months of work by the task force.   The 4 people arrested are charged with unlawful distribution of […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE     Salida,Colorado M E M O R A N D U M   TO:                  Chaffee County Board of Commissioners FROM:            John Spezze, Undersheriff  DATE:             August 29, 2012 SUBJECT:     2013 Budget Request Last year we submitted the first budget request by this administration, for calendar year 2012.  In that request we set ourselves […]

Sheriff and Undersheriff The sheriff presented a citizen citation for distinguished service to Melissa Scott at a regular meeting of the Board of County Commissioners. Ms. Scott’s quick actions likely saved the life of a six-year-old girl who was injured after falling from a pony. The sheriff assisted with the Search and Rescue North’s display […]