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


Hi Everyone With the latest order from the governors office directing all Colorado citizens to stay at home it raised fear and uncertainty to an even higher level among our county and state citizenry. We most definitely live in a very uneasy time and I am very compassionate to the tough times we are facing […]

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Records division, as a county office, is not allowing public access. You may call them at 719-539-2814 if you need to contact them, and they will do their best to assist you. At this time, there will be no fingerprinting for or issuance of concealed carry permits. The patrol officers […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE March 11, 2020 On March 5, 2020 the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office responded to County Road 306 in the vicinity of the Avalanche Trailhead on a report of deceased male that who was discovered by a passing motorist. Investigators from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE March 6, 2020 The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office has re-opened County Road 306. County Road 306 was closed yesterday, March 5th, after sheriff personnel responded to a report of a deceased male near the Avalanche Trailhead. An investigation was initiated and the area was closed to traffic. […]

Cottonwood Pass (Chaffee County Road 306) will be closed until further notice. The closure is just West of Rainbow Lake Resort to the top of the pass. We will advise just as soon as it is re-opened. Thank you

The missing person in Buena Vista area, has now been located.   Thank you to all that assisted with this.  The gentleman is now safe at home.

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is looking for David, an 84 year old white male, that has dementia. David walked away from his residence on CR 363 in Buena Vista. He is wearing a stone colored jacket, dark blue work pants and a ball cap.  If you see him please call the Sheriff’s Office at 719-539-2596

Hwy 285 – Poncha Pass is now cleaned up and re-opened. Thank you for your cooperation. Safe travels.

Hwy 285 on Poncha Pass is closed due to a semi crash, near the top.  Travelers are encouraged to find an alternate route.  Closure is expected to last approximately 2 hours.  Please check our Facebook page or for updates and re-opening of the road.