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


With increasing humidity and the forecast of rain going into the weekend, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is canceling all fire restrictions in the unincorporated area of the county as of 6pm today, Tuesday.  The County’s ban on the sale, use, and possession of fireworks is also rescinded.  Residents and visitors are reminded however, that […]

Several laws related to firearms were enacted by the legislature this year and signed into law by the governor. Below is a list. HB13-1224- Prohibits large-capacity magazines (more than 15 rounds).  HB13-1228- Fees for funding gun background checks.  HB13-1229- Universal background checks for all gun sales.  SB13-197- Prevents domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.  SB13-195- Requires in-person training for […]

Lee Ochs, age 37, of Salida has been missing since October 31, 2012.  He was last seen by his parents on October 29 early in the morning on his way to work.  At that time Mr. Ochs was employed by a construction company and was working at a site near the Climax Mine north of […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The undersheriff completed the one-week FBI Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Executive Command College in Denver.  The sheriff attended the annual conference of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police in Grand Junction.  The sheriff served as an assessor for the sergeants promotional process at the Canon City Police Department.  The sheriff […]