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


CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE May 8, 2020 I wanted to take this opportunity to remind everyone that unincorporated Chaffee County is still under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. Due to the lack of any considerable moisture over the past several days combined with the continuing high winds our fire conditions are high. […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE May 2, 2020 On April 8, 2020 Chaffee County went under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions, however agricultural ditch burning was still allowed. Due to the ongoing unseasonably warm weather, strong winds, and continued drying conditions ditch burning will no longer be allowed. This will go into effect […]

Between the dates of April 28, 2020 and April 30, 2020 an unknown person(s) shot what is believed to be a large caliber rifle round through the windshield of a John Deere haul truck that is operated by the Chaffee County Landfill. The truck was parked on the landfill property and was visible from the […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 25, 2020 On this date at 11:11 hours the Chaffee County Communications Center received a call of a grass fire approximately 2 miles west of Poncha Springs. Members of the Chaffee Fire District, South Ark Fire District as well as the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado Press release April 20, 2020 On April 20, 2020 the three suspects involved in the armed car jacking on April 18, 2020 at Highway 285 and County Road 270 were transferred to the Chaffee County Detention Facility from the Saguache County Detention Facility and formal charges were filed. The […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 19, 2020 On April 18, 2020 at approximately 2231 hours The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Salida Police Department, the Buena Vista Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol responded to Hwy 285 and County Road 270 on a report of a car- jacking. […]

“The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office would like to send out a well deserved thank you to all those essential employees in Chaffee County who are keeping us strong and operational through these trying times. Your dedication to the community is to be commended. There are too many to list individually but you know who you […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 7, 2020 Effective Wednesday, April 8, 2020 all unincorporated land within Chaffee County will be under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. These lands include all unincorporated land in Chaffee County, with the exception of Forest Service land, BLM land as well as the City of Salida, the […]

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 […]