About Detentions


John Spezze, Sheriff
Joe McGuire, 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
Email: records@chaffeesheriff.org


The detention facility is relatively new, completed in September of 2003, and contains many features that allow for fewer staff than in older jails and that provide a high standard of safety and security for both staff and inmates.  The facility has seven different housing units with a capacity of 105 inmates.

The detention staff consists of twenty two personnel:  Jail commander, two sergeants, three corporals, seven full-time and five part-time detention deputies, one transport deputy, two cooks, and a registered nurse.  Two court security deputies are also assigned to this division.

The facility provides an active work release program for minor offenders when the courts deem them appropriate.  Persons convicted of crimes such as DUI and domestic violence are ordered to classes as part of their sentences.  There are several other programs offered such as Anger Management, Life Skills, Nonviolent Communications, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and several Bible studies for positive interaction and reinforcement.  Emphasis is placed on education and rehabilitation instead of punishment alone.

Video Visitation

The Chaffee County Detention Facility will no longer offer face-to-face visitation.  All visits will be conducted by video provided by Securus.  You are now able to “video visit” an inmate via “Video Visitation” in the convenience of your own home.  All visits must be scheduled and approved 24 to 48 hours in advance and are subject to monitoring and recording by jail staff.   Go to https://securustech.net/friends to learn how to schedule appointments.  You can also go to www.chaffeesheriff.org/jail for more information.

If you wish to visit at the detintion facility, you may set up an on-site video visit by going to www.videovisitation.securustech.net/onsite.   Visitors will be escorted to Room 105 where an on-site video visitation viewer is located; the inmate will be at a designated viewer within the facility.

Off-site visitation hours are permitted everyday except Tuesday during the following hours: 8am-noon; 1pm-6pm; and 7pm-10pm.

On Tuesdays, visits are permitted 10:30am-noon; 1pm-6pm; and 7pm-10pm.

All visits are twenty minutes in length. If you arrive late for your appointed time, your visit will be shortened by that amount of time.