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


The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office announced that Stage II fire restrictions will be placed in effect throughout the unincorporated area of Chaffee County effective Friday, June 28, at 6am.  This action is taken in view of the very dry and windy conditions that persist throughout the region.  Although some light precipitation is possible in our […]

In light of weather forecasts of no significant rainfall, low humidity, and gusting winds for at least the next week, the Chaffee County Board of County Commissioners today issued an order that bans the sale, use, and possession of fireworks throughout the unincorporated areas of Chaffee County, including public, private, state, and applicable federal lands.  […]

As the fire season approaches, it might be helpful to explain to our residents once again, as we did last year, our procedure and rationale for imposing or lifting fire restrictions. In my role as sheriff and county fire warden, early every morning I check the fire weather on the National Weather Service’s website.  When […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff attended the Colorado Law Enforcement Officers Memorial ceremony held at Camp George West in Golden and later, the Buena Vista Heritage fundraiser held at the Buena Vista Museum. The sheriff and jail commander met with the County finance director to present proposals for increasing staffing at the jail.  The […]