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: 719-539-3648
Records: 719-539-2814
Records Fax: 719-539-1077
Email :

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for the following openings:

The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Uniformed Patrol Deputies. Starting annual salary is $67,347.00 + paid holidays. Benefits include paid vacation, sick, and personal leave, holiday pay, health insurance, retirement and disability insurance. If you are not Colorado POST Certified you may still qualify for a fully funded Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office sponsorship through a police academy. Applicants must be 21 years of age, possess a valid Colorado driver’s license with a good driving record, high school diploma (or equivalent) and not have any disqualifying incidents ( in their criminal history/ background. To qualify for sponsorship to a police academy the applicant must be a Chaffee County resident and willing to sign a contract with Chaffee County. If found to qualify and if selected, the sponsored academy cadet will be paid the starting deputy wage while attending the academy. The cost of the police academy, room and board and meals will be covered by the Sheriff’s Office. Only applications from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office will be accepted and may be obtained from and returned, Monday through Thursday, to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Records Department, 641 West 3rd Street, P.O. Box 699, Salida, Colorado 81201. Or downloaded from below. Applications will be accepted until the position(s) is filled. For more information, please contact Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Commander Anthony Avila at 719-530-5727 or stop in and see us. Chaffee County and the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer.

Detention Deputy – Annual salary starts at $52,419 plus holiday pay (apprx $2,700)

  • Detentions Deputies are required to be at least 18 years of age.  Duties include supervision and care of inmates as well as case management.  No experience necessary.

Come visit the facility and see if this may be a good fit for you, Chaffee County Detention Facility, 148 Crestone Ave, Salida.  For more information or to set up a visit for more information call 719-539-7150.  Chaffee County is an EOE.

 Communications Specialist/Dispatcher – Annual salary starts at $52,419 plus holiday pay (apprx $2,700)
Communications Specialist (9-1-1 Dispatcher).  Applicants must be 21 years of age with a good driving record and no felony 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). 

County Benefits include:  health insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation/sick/personal/birthday plus holidays

Download an application here:  Application for Sheriff’s Office Employment

We will only accept this application for employment within the Sheriff’s Office, Thank you

updated 01-2023