Monthly Summaries

The sheriff and undersheriff The undersheriff (sheriff-elect) attended the two-week orientation for newly elected sheriffs at the Arapahoe County Law Enforcement Training Facility.  The annual CCSO Employee Appreciation Dinner was held December 13 at the Salida Community Center. At the event, Communications Manager Annette Stolba was presented the Sheriff’s Executive Award for her three decades […]

The sheriff and undersheriff Our undersheriff, John Spezze, became sheriff-elect after the November election.  Although he was unopposed in the election, we kept our fingers crossed anyway. Sheriff-elect Spezze announced his selection of our patrol commander, Derek Bos, to become undersheriff when the new administration takes office January 13.  In an interview with the Mountain […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The undersheriff attended a two-day conference of the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) held in Keystone.  Also attending were Det. Sgt. Andy Rohrich and Victims Assistance Coordinator Brittany Goodwin. Operations Sgt. Matt Goodwin and Deputy Ben Adair responded to a family domestic call in Harvard Estates Halloween night.  Arrested from […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The undersheriff attended a three-day conference of the Colorado Drug Investigators Association in Vail. The sheriff attended a two-day conference of the FBI National Academy Associates held in Pueblo. Operations Cmdr. Derek Bos and others participated in Emily’s Run, Fairplay, September 28. A proposed new county ordinance titled disobeying a lawful […]

Operations The Chaffee County tactical team was admitted to membership in the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).  Benefits of membership include free Internet-based training, team training lesson plans, training scenarios, legal updates relating to tactical actions, equipment reviews, discounts on equipment purchases, and of course, networking.  NTOA requires member agencies to adhere to certain professional standards […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff and undersheriff participated in the Fourth of July parades in Buena Vista and Salida. Operations A two-car collision on Trout Creek Pass took the life of one driver and seriously injured the driver of the second car.  Deputies assisted CSP with the incident.  A very sincere appreciation goes to […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff and undersheriff participated in the FIBArk parade.  Other than that, pretty much stayed in the office and out of the deputies’ hair. Operations Patrol deputies began their annual summer patrols of Forest Service campgrounds June 13.  Most will be conducted on weekend afternoons and evenings, concentrating on established camp […]

The sheriff and undersheriff The sheriff received a twelve-page faxed letter from the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado outlining why our detention facility should not accept immigration detainers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  The letter was forwarded to the county attorney. The sheriff represented our office at the annual Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial […]

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 […]

The sheriff and undersheriff A news media “meet and greet” arranged by Laura Smith, EMS administrative assistant, was held at the Touber Building.  Attending were representatives from both newspapers, two radio stations, Chaffee County PIO Group, the hospital, and law enforcement. The sheriff and undersheriff accompanied members of our Explorer Post to the Denver Police […]