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


The following opinion piece by Sheriff Palmer appeared in the January 31st editions of the Mountain Mail and Chaffee County Times newspapers.   El Paso County commissioners recently passed a resolution pledging to oppose any efforts to enforce laws that, in their view, restrict their citizens’ rights under the Second Amendment to the US Constitution.  Weld […]

Four persons, three men and a woman and their two dogs, were rescued Sunday afternoon after spending Saturday night at the chalet above the Mount Princeton trailhead.  The four, all inexperienced hikers inadequately equipped for a winter hike, began their descent from the chalet on the Mount Princeton trail on Sunday but discovered that a […]

On Wednesday, January 16, Chaffee County sheriff’s deputies, assisted by several Salida police officers, executed a search warrant at Mountain Pawn and Gun, 501 East Highway 50 in Salida. The warrant was obtained after an investigation into a recent theft uncovered suspected stolen items at the business. Random checks of other items in the store […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff was one of two volunteer judges of entrants in the annual Equestrian Parade in Buena Vista. After consultation with Records Manager Jean Ferraro and County Attorney Jennifer Davis, the sheriff has directed that the sheriff’s office fee for processing new applications for concealed handgun permits will increase from $75 […]

Shortly after 1pm Wednesday, deputies were sent to an address on CR 313 in Johnson Village after a call was received from the father of a 29-year-old man who reported that the younger man had threatened to kill him following an argument.  According to the caller, the younger man had been acting irrationally lately, possibly due […]