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


An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday charging a former employee of the Chaffee County Clerk and Recorder’s Office with embezzlement after officials of that office discovered nearly $4,000 missing from a cash account.  The former employee, Steven Paul Geske, 45, of Poncha Springs, is being sought by sheriff’s deputies.  Geske, whose title was clerk to […]

On 05/10/14 at 1229 hrs the Chaffee County Communications Center received a distress signal from a personal, SPOT device. Communications center personnel immediately contacted the SPOT activation center and received GPS coordinates of the SPOT device as well as emergency contact information for the victim. From the GPS coordinates it was determined that the distress […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The undersheriff and county clerk co-sponsored a Liquor Server Training Class at the Chaffee County Fairgrounds.  Instructors were from the state’s liquor enforcement division, and 78 persons attended the class. The sheriff presented the Making Democracy Work award to Buena Vista rancher Joe Cogan at the annual dinner of the League […]