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


Because Chaffee County wants to reach everyone affected by an emergency whether or not they have signed up for CodeRED®, two Chaffee County telephone number databases are already available to the system. One is the emergency 9-1-1 database all public safety agencies in Chaffee County use whenever someone dials 9-1-1. The other is a database […]

A Nathrop man was arrested early Friday morning after leading sheriff’s deputies on a high speed vehicular pursuit, wrecking his pickup truck, and fleeing on foot.  The incident began shortly before 3am when Deputy Logan Tidwell, patrolling in his SUV on US 24 near Johnson Village, was forced to take evasive action to avoid a […]

In a joint press release today, October 11, law enforcement authorities announced the coordinated arrests earlier today of fifteen persons on various felony charges of illegal distribution and sale of controlled substances. The investigation began when officers of the Chaffee County Drug Task Force developed information about prescription drug abuse locally. It quickly grew to […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff and undersheriff were guest speakers at the annual meeting of the Game Trail Homeowners Association in Buena Vista.  Afterwards, they visited with participants at the Turner Farm Apple Fest, a benefit for Buena Vista Heritage. The sheriff attended an evening event benefitting Buena Vista’s Orpheum Theatre. The sheriff and […]

In four hours, Chaffee County turned in 98 lbs of unused or expired medications at collection sites in Buena Vista and Salida as part of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 29th. A big thank you to the community members who made the effort to drop off their medications, the Buena Vista Pharmacy […]