Office of the Sheriff

The duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff are set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes.  As one might imagine, the statutory mandates for the Sheriff are vast and cover a wide range of topics.  These include topics like maintain peace and order in El Paso County, provide general law enforcement services to unincorporated areas of the County, operate all jails within the county, serve criminal warrants and civil process throughout the entire county as directed by the District and County Courts, coordinate search and rescue efforts, suppress prairie and forest fires in El Paso County and perform other duties as directed by Colorado State Statutes and the Courts.  The statutory references are listed below.

  • Custodian of Jail (C.R.S. 30-10-511)
  • Act as Fire Warden (C.R.S. 30-10-512)
  • In charge fire expenses (C.R.S. 30-10-513)
  • Transportation of Prisoners (C.R.S. 30-10-514)
  • Execution of Writs – Attend Courts (C.R.S. 30-10-515)
  • Preserve Peace – Command Aid (C.R.S. 30-10-516)
  • Issues Concealed Handgun Permits (C.R.S. 30-10-523)
  • Search and Rescue Responsibility (C.R.S. 24-32-2107)

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office not only meets all statutory requirements, but exceeds them in many ways and is recognized as a leader within the law enforcement industry.  From an internal functional and command structure perspective, the Office of the Sheriff includes:

  • Chief Deputies
  • Chief of Staff
  • Director of Information
  • Judicial Liaison
  • Public Information Office
  • Research and Development
  • Community Liaison to Seniors

We hope in the pages that follow you will find valuable information about the Sheriff's Office as well as the services we make available to the community.

General Information

The Chief of Staff is responsible for advising and consulting the Sheriff, Chief Deputy of Operations, Chief Deputy of Support and other Staff members. The Chief of Staff develops, maintains and promotes effective community and inter-governmental relationships between the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and local, state and federal governmental agencies, elected and appointed officials, media outlets, business and community groups.

The Judicial Liaison is responsible for developing and maintaining effective interagency relationships between the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Problem Solving Courts, Pretrial Services, the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Public Defender, the Judiciary, the Board of County Commissioners and the public.  To provide ongoing analysis of Sheriff’s Office business operations for efficacy and efficiency and act in collaboration with other stakeholders in making program decisions.

The Judicial Liaison represents the interests of the Sheriff’s Office at stakeholder meetings and make recommendations in accordance with program goals and mission of the organization. To provide information and statistical data regarding success rates of projects to Sheriff and other stakeholders as appropriate.  The Judicial Liaison will problem solve in collaboration with other stakeholders to insure the resolution of issues, the public safety and best interests of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the community.

General Information

The Community Liaison to Seniors program provides a proactive approach to help seniors and at-risk adults within our community avoid becoming victims of crime.  All too often, seniors become targets of any number of scams, ranging from telephone scams to fraud scams.  Criminals choose to prey on this group for a variety of reasons, some of which include their trusting personalities and the difficulty for a senior citizen to be a strong witness and follow a criminal case through prosecution.

Our Community Liaison to Seniors serve and partner with this group by providing invaluable education which will help them detect a scam before they become a victim.  It also provides outreach and guidance to seniors on any number of law enforcement topics, including home security, emergency contacts within the community, and what to expect throughout an investigation and court prosecution if they do become a victim.  Currently, we have one part-time employee and two volunteers who serve as our liasions.