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


Search and rescue teams on Wednesday, the fourth day of the operation to find missing hiker Gene George, 64, were unable to locate any trace of the man despite the efforts today of 45 hikers from Arapahoe and Chaffee counties, a search dog team, and the assistance of a US Army National Guard helicopter. The […]

An Ohio man, missing for several days, is the subject of an extensive search that stretched into the third day Tuesday.  The man, Gene George, 64, resident of Bay Village, Ohio has not been heard from since last Wednesday, September 18, when he spoke by telephone from his Buena Vista motel room with a friend […]

A 26-year-old Buena Vista man, a registered sex offender from a 2010 conviction for unlawful sexual contact, is in the Chaffee County Detention Center after his arrest today for the alleged assault of a twelve-year-old girl.  The man, Trent Dean Boyer of Buena Vista, is charged with sexual assault on a child, a class 4 […]

Chaffee County Search and Rescue-South teams were called out early Sunday morning (September 1) after the wives of two mountain bike riders notified the communications center the night before that their husbands, ages 29 and 39, had failed to return from a ride in the Marshal Pass area.  Deputies were immediately alerted and at about […]

CHAFFEE COUNTYSHERIFF’S OFFICE     Salida, Colorado M E M O R A N D U M   TO:                 Chaffee County Board of Commissioners                 FROM:           John Spezze, Undersheriff DATE:           August 20, 2013 SUBJECT:  2014 Budget Request Last year we submitted the budget request and outlined specific goals that we have identified as pertinent to our […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff was a judge at the annual car show in Salida benefiting Search and Rescue-South.  Other than that, he and the undersheriff pretty much stayed in the office out of everyone’s hair. Operations Deputy Marty Johnson accompanied Commissioner Holman at a Cedargate Homeowners Association meeting to discuss the incursion of […]