SHERIFF'S OFFICE

John Spezze, Sheriff
Joe McGuire, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
719-539-3648
Records Fax: 719-539-1077
Email: records@chaffeesheriff.org





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CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 23, 2018 On Friday, July 20, 2018, I was contacted by Susan Sherwood, Senior Manager of 911 Compliance for Verizon Wireless, in regards to the most recent Verizon Cellular outage. During this outage, users of the Verizon network lost cellular service from Friday June 29 to […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 19, 2018 On July 19, 2018 the USFS lifted all fire restrictions on forest service lands. After reviewing current fuel moisture criteria in our area provided by the USFS, and after conferring with Phil Graham, Chaffee County Emergency Manager and our local fire chiefs in regards […]

This letter is in response to a letter to the editor by Marny Danneberg, Mountain Mail, July 10, 2018, “This was terribly mishandled. In this letter Ms Danneberg asserts that there are two different issues at stake: was the public notified that texting was available during the most recent Verizon outage, and when was redundancy […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 9, 2018 On July 9, 2018, I, Sheriff John Spezze was contacted by Susan Sherwood, Senior Manager of 911 Compliance for Verizon Wireless. Ms Sherwood advised that she was calling after she was contacted by the FCC in regards to a complaint I filed on Verizon […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 5, 2018 On Friday afternoon, June 29, 2018, subscribers to Verizon Wireless in Chaffee County lost all phone and most texting capabilities on the Verizon network due damages caused to fiber optic lines due to a wildfire  burning in southern Colorado. When subscribers to Verizon lost […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE July 5, 2018 On July 5, 2018 Dana Schmidt who is a member of the Type 1 Team, Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team, assigned to the Weston Pass Fire met with Sheriff John Spezze and Undersheriff Joe McGuire to give an up-date on the Weston Pass Fire […]

  CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE June 29, 2018 Hunter Barrow Hyde, age 25, from Chaffee County, Colorado has been taken into custody after the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office issued felony arrest warrants. Hyde was considered armed and dangerous. Hyde was arrested by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday evening […]