Chaffee County Sheriff
The Buena Vista Police Department provides protective and informational services to the community. The community has long regarded the Buena Vista Police Department with respect due to its perception of the department's high level of professionalism. It is the goal of each individual department member to maintain this tradition by being fair, firm, and impartial as well as friendly and approachable.
Along with its virtue of respect for the people, the department values its mission to ceaselessly pursue criminals, suppress and prevent crime, apprehend offenders, maintain order, facilitate the safe movement of traffic, and otherwise serve the public.
When any person applies for assistance, advice or makes complaints/reports by telephone or in person, all pertinent information will be obtained in an efficient and courteous manner and will be properly and judiciously acted upon consistent with established departmental goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
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If you have questions about a citation/summons or fine, please visit our Municipal Court page.
Chaffee County has instituted the Everbridge resident alert system. It allows Chaffee County 9-1-1 to contact all or targeted areas of the County in case of an emergency. It is capable of getting information out to thousands of residents in seconds via landlines, cell phones, email, and more. If you would like to sign up for these alerts, visit Chaffee County.
Chaffee County Dispatch now handles all calls related to injured or dead deer or other large animals. Please call their non-emergency line at 719-539-2596 to make a report.
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Nighttime cliff rescue: Tech teams use drones on ‘spicy’ mission to aid cliffed-out hiker
Sep 16, 2021 | News, Previous Missions
Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North capped off the high season with a daring night rescue at Chalk Cliffs on Sept. 7.
AFTER MAJOR UPTICK IN SUMMER CALLS, LAKE COUNTY SAR PREPARED FOR A SECOND BUSY SEASON
Feb 26, 2021 | News
As the COVID-19 pandemic continued and spread during the summer of 2020, more and more people found themselves looking at new options for recreation; heading from the city to the mountains for outdoors fun. However, many of these new hikers found themselves unprepared for the peaks ahead of them.
Search & Rescue escorts hikers out of Browns Canyon
Feb 18, 2021 | News, Previous Missions
As temperatures dipped rapidly Saturday evening, Chaffee County Search & Rescue-North and a Chaffee County Sheriff’s deputy were called to Browns Canyon National Monument to escort a group of hikers back to the trailhead.
Hiker spots boy, 11, missing along Arkansas River
Jan 15, 2021 | News, Previous Missions
A search for a missing 11-year-old boy along the banks of the Arkansas River east of Buena Vista yesterday afternoon ended when a hiker spotted the boy walking safely along the river.
Search and Rescue called out to three missions
Aug 28, 2020 | News, Previous Missions
Chaffee County Search & Rescue-North conducted three missions last weekend to assist hikers who had injured themselves hiking in the Sawatch Range.
We obtained data on 62 Colorado sheriff's departments.
This is the first nationwide evaluation of policing in the United States. It was built using data from state and federal databases, public records requests to local police departments, and media reports. While police data is never perfect, and there are additional indicators that still need to be tracked, the Police Scorecard is designed to provide insight into many important issues in policing.
Use this Scorecard to identify issues within police departments that require the most urgent interventions and hold officials accountable for implementing solutions. For example, cities with higher rates of low level arrests could benefit most from solutions that create alternatives to policing and arrest for these offenses. In cities where police make fewer arrests overall but use more force when making arrests, communities could benefit significantly from policies designed to hold police accountable for excessive force. And cities where complaints of police misconduct are rarely ruled in favor of civilians could benefit from creating an oversight structure to independently investigate these complaints.
Here's how to start pushing for change
- Contact Your County Sheriff, share your scorecard with them and urge them to enact policies to address the issues you've identified:
Advocacy Tip: Colorado's state legislature is currently considering SB21-062, a bill that would effectively ban police from arresting people for most low-level, non-violent offenses. This could reduce arrests, police use of force and jail incarceration in the state.
- Look up your state and federal representatives below, then tell them to take action to hold police accountable in your community.
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The Salida Police Department is responsible for protecting the lives, property, and businesses of both Salida residents and our guests. The Salida Police Department is dedicated to serving all by responding to calls for police service, enforcing state and local laws or ordinances, conducting preventative patrol activities, performing criminal investigations, promoting traffic safety, and apprehending criminal and traffic offenders.
The mission of the Salida Police Department is to protect and serve our community while treating all people with dignity and respect.
Our day-to-day operations involve the following:
- Patrol functions
- Traffic control
- Municipal Court security
- Answering calls for service
Code Enforcement Operations
Our Code Enforcement Division handles the following:
- Animal complaints
- Parking enforcement
- Enforcement of property code violations
The Salida Police Department is accredited via the Professional Standards Compliance Award, which recognizes outstanding police and sheriff departments throughout Colorado based on 186 established professional standards. The accreditation program is sanctioned by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the County Sheriffs of Colorado, which represent all local and county law enforcement in Colorado.