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CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 9, 2018 On April 7, 2018 the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office received information that several inmates were planning an escape from the Chaffee County Detention Facility. Further investigation revealed that the inmates planned their escape to take place over the same weekend by use of a […]

CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE April 3, 2018 On April 3, 2018, Easter Sunday, a fire started west of Buena Vista. The fire was being fanned by strong winds and was travelling in the direction of homes south of the origin of the fire. It became necessary to issue an evacuation warning […]

  CHAFFEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Salida, Colorado PRESS RELEASE   For release Monday March 5, 2018 Sheriff announces Citizen Police Academy   The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office today announced the annual Citizen Police Academy, a program that gives citizens an opportunity to learn about the operation of the sheriff’s office and to educate the public […]

On February 6, 2018 Sheriff John Spezze presented Deputy Jesse Sanderlin with one of the highest honors given to a Chaffee County Deputy, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Distinguished Service Cross. Sheriff Spezze told those in attendance that in December, 2017 Deputy Sanderlin was on routine patrol and observed a vehicle with a driver that […]

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a Communications Officer/Dispatcher. Applicants must be 21 years of age with a good driving record and no criminal history.  They must have good hearing in both ears, be able to multi-task, ability to type, and have a high school diploma (or equivalent). Only applications from the Sheriff’s […]