The Law Enforcement Polar Plunge is an annual event to help raise funds for the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics provides impactful sports and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. This year's motto is "Freezin for a Reason."
There are 26 members of the Sheriff's Office who will be plunging into Prospect Lake at Memorial Park on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 1:00 P.M.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the first Citizens’ Academy being held in 2015.
The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Academy will be conducted over a nine week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.
The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam. In these new cases the suspects are using the Sheriff's Office Dispatch number of 719-390-5555. This can be done by using an application called "Spoof Card". This application allows the suspect to use any legitimate phone number to call from with intent of victimizing people for large amounts of money. In these recent instances, the suspect spoke with a heavy Indian accent.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office recently became aware of a forgery case pertaining to the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Funds account. When inmates are released from the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) they are issued a check with the Sheriff’s Office account information at the bottom.
During the past few days, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has received information of fraud which involved impersonation of a Deputy Sheriff.
On both occasions the victims received a phone call where the caller identified themselves as a Deputy from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The suspect told the victims they each had a warrant and needed to report to the Sheriff's Office at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue to make a $1,000 payment to clear up the warrant.
On January 22, 2015, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen vehicle. As deputies responded to the address, the suspect fled the residence on foot. Initial attempts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful. Further investigation revealed the identity of the suspect as being Antonio Reddell, a white males, 25 years of age, and a Colorado Springs resident. Reddell was wanted on multiple felony counts including Motor Vehicle Theft.
There has been some confusion regarding the Oath of Office events scheduled for Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Here is the correct information:
On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 8:30 AM, all Elected Officials including Sheriff Bill Elder will be sworn in at the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) meeting at Centennial Hall.
Today, more than ever, it is vitally important to keep lines of communication open between Law Enforcement and the members of the community we serve. As the ability to obtain information from differing areas is increased, it can become challenging for Law Enforcement to figure out the best way to interact with our residents.