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


Elija Patterson, 35, who was convicted of several felony charges after a three-day trial in Chaffee County District Court in November, was sentenced Tuesday by Judge Charles Barton to twenty years in prison.  He remains in the county’s detention center awaiting transport to Department of Corrections next week.  A codefendant, Jaime Lynn Vazquez, 30, of […]

Remains thought by authorities to be those of Gene George, 64, the Cleveland area man missing since last September, were recovered from Mount Harvard today by Chaffee County Search and Rescue team members.  A hiker on Sunday discovered a wallet and clothing a quarter mile off the trail leading to the summits of Mount Harvard […]

Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer today announced the agency has been awarded accreditation through the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Professional Standards Program.  The sheriff’s office becomes one of forty-three Colorado agencies presently enjoying this status.  Colorado’s professional standards for law enforcement agencies were first developed by a committee of the state’s police chiefs […]

For the second year, The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has received a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to fund overtime for patrol deputies enforcing statutes related to drunk and drugged driving.  Deputies will be working these assignments over the Saint Patrick’s Day weekend March 14 through March 18, a time traditionally associated […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff attended the memorial service in Broomfield for Jefferson County sheriff’s sergeant David Baldwin who died in the line of duty January 26. The sheriff attended the mid-winter conference of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police in Englewood.  He was presented the association’s Executive Certification, a distinction acquired through […]