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 Along with most deputies from the patrol division, the sheriff and undersheriff attended the memorial service for the Johnson family held at Buena Vista High School.  Over a thousand people attended the service, including a representative from the governor’s office. The sheriff and undersheriff attended a gathering at Mount Princeton Hot […]

Chaffee County Search and Rescue-South (CCSAR-S) assisted a Salida man after he became lost while hiking near CR 175 on Saturday.  Jim Eiler contacted Chaffee County Communications Center at about 5:30pm to report that he had become lost while hiking late Saturday afternoon. Eight rescuers from CCSAR-S participated in the rescue.  Eiler was able to determine […]

A fourteen-year-old boy was fatally wounded by a gunshot wound to the chest Saturday afternoon while on a hunting trip with his family.  Investigators say early indicators suggest the incident was accidental, although additional inquiry is being carried out. The boy, a resident of Brighton, Colorado was hunting in San Isabel National Forest with his […]

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is requesting help from the public in identifying three dogs that attacked and fatally wounded a small dog and injured its owner as the two were walking on the owner’s property in the Game Trail subdivision west of Buena Vista Sunday evening.  Barbara Goode, 43, told deputies Monday that she […]

A Northglenn woman was found safe by Search and Rescue-North volunteers Wednesday evening after she became lost descending Mount Princeton.  Katy Roehrich, 28, first called the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce asking for assistance at about 4:30pm saying she became disoriented sometime around 1pm after what she had been told by friends would be an […]

Editor: The tragic deaths of five family members recently showed once again the extraordinary ability of this community to come together in service to our citizens.  There are so many who are owed our gratitude, and I know I’ll overlook someone, but here’s my list: Our amazing dispatchers and patrol deputies whose calm in the […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff and the county’s emergency manager attended the two-day conference on local emergency planning committees (LEPC) held in Vail.  Lodging and registration was paid for by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Management. The sheriff attended an informal meeting to explore creating a local chapter of the Marine Corps […]