Message from the Sheriff

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office will open their records office, at 641 W. 3rd, beginning Monday June 22nd, 2020.  Business hours are Monday thru Thursday 8am-4pm.  All persons entering the building are requested to wear masks.   Hand sanitizer will be available for use at the counter.   Fingerprinting, for Concealed Carry permits, and court ordered fingerprints, […]

This past week was National Law Enforcement week. We use this time to recognize our men and women who are so very dedicated to protect all of us day in and day out. We also use this time to remember those who so bravely gave the ultimate sacrifice just doing what they love best. As […]

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 […]

End of Watch November 5, 2019  

Seven Peaks Music Festival Information PLEASE NOTE! There will be NO entry allowed until 9am on Friday, August 31st. Camping areas will open at 9am on Friday August 31st also. If you have questions please check out the official festival site at

[The following text was sent to subscribers to our electronic newsletter. WPP] With the recent election of my friend John Spezze to the office of Chaffee County sheriff, and as I prepare to leave that office in January, allow me to review with you the past four years of this administration. When we campaigned for […]

The body of a 31-year-old woman, missing since Saturday evening when the raft she was in overturned in the Arkansas River north of Salida, was discovered at about 5:45pm yesterday (Wednesday) on the east bank of the Arkansas River at the confluence of the Little Arkansas River near Salida’s south city limits.  The victim, Amanda […]

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office today announced the establishment of its first 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 in ways in which it can become working partners with the sheriff’s office and its employees. Academy classes will […]

Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for a Communications Officer/Dispatcher to fill one position and establish an eligibility list.  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, type, and have a high school diploma […]

CHAFFEE COUNTYSHERIFF’S OFFICE     Salida, Colorado M E M O R A N D U M   TO:                 Chaffee County Board of Commissioners                 FROM:           John Spezze, Undersheriff DATE:           August 20, 2013 SUBJECT:  2014 Budget Request Last year we submitted the budget request and outlined specific goals that we have identified as pertinent to our […]