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 sheriff and undersheriff On Saturday, April 13, the sheriff attended a community event hosted by US Senator Mark Udall in Nathrop concerning the proposed National Monument designation of Browns Canyon.  The sheriff later attended a “town hall meeting” hosted by Colorado Senator Gail Schwartz in Buena Vista.  That evening, the sheriff and undersheriff attended […]

Chaffee County Build A Generation, with support and cooperation of the sheriff’s office and the Buena Vista and Salida police departments, is promoting Chaffee County’s third Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27th.  The event is organized to collect outdated, unused, and excess pharmaceutical drugs from the community.  Locally, collection points will be in Salida […]

The sheriff and undersheriff Our initial meeting with members of our newly-formed Citizen Advisory Committee took place on Saturday, March 2.  Several staff members made presentations on various aspects of the agency, including patrol operations, communications, investigations,   records, and detentions.  The orientation lasted about five hours.     The sheriff and undersheriff attended an informal social […]

Last Friday, Deputy Sheriff Ben Adair attempted to stop a black Chevrolet sedan for a minor traffic violation on US 5O near Poncha Springs.  As Deputy Adair turned his patrol car around to make the stop the sedan sped up, ran a stop sign, and turned onto Hulbert Avenue in Poncha Springs where the deputy […]