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Sheriff 's Office

		

 

 

 

FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 9-1-1


 

For Non Emergencies:

  • Central Dispatch,   970-385-2900

  • Detention Facility,  970-247-1161

MISSION OF THE LAPLATA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

To serve and protect La Plata County with an ongoing commitment to excellence, professionalism and community partnerships.

 

VISION OF THE LA PLATA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

We will be a leading public safety agency by diligently pursuing excellence and professionalism while reflecting the Values of the remarkable Community we serve. We value our employees and encourage innovation, training and continued learning by creating a vibrant and motivating culture. We hire, promote and develop highly skilled and talented employees. We actively recruit and retain employees with strong character and ethics. We appreciate and recognize the dedication and hard work of our employees and offer state-of-the-art training, development and career opportunities. We gather input and participation from all employees and the Community to continually raise our level of excellence. We will be good stewards of the resources we have been entrusted with and will earn the trust, respect and confidence of our Community by treating all persons with compassion and fairness and by honoring the Constitutional Rights of all people
 

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF SURCHARGE INCREASE

PUBLIC NOTICE:

The La Plata County 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone Service Association has submitted an application to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for approval to increase the monthly surcharge for 9-1-1 services from seventy cents ($.70) to one dollar and thirty cents ($1.30). Please click on the following link to view the Public Notice and for more
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 Sexually Violent Predator Information and Education

 Divisions

 

Administration

 

Sheriff Sean Smith assumed the duties of Sheriff on January 13, 2015. Prior to that, Sheriff Smith spent 13 years as a Deputy Sheriff. He has served as a Law Enforcement Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Justice, a Lieutenant for the La Plata County Sheriff's Office, a Human Services Case Manager, a Corrections Officer, and is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm

Operations

 

Criminal Investigations

The Criminal Investigations Unit is charged with investigating criminal activity, supplying information to the district attorney's office and assisting that office during the prosecution phase including courtroom testimony and presentation. They provide technical crime scene expertise, and work to prevent new offenses, working with other law enforcement agencies to investigate and suppress criminal activities.

Public Safety

The Mission of the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Division is to protect life and property, and to provide equal justice to all. The Public Safety Division employs twenty-nine (29) certified Sheriff's deputies and serves and area of almost 1800 square miles.

Special Investigations Unit

 The Special Investigations Unit of the La Plata County Sheriff's office provides investigation for the discovery, control and prosecution of criminal cases and pro-actively suppress offenses related to vice, narcotics, and organized crime.
   

Detentions

The Sheriff's Office operates the largest detention facility in Southwest Colorado with a capacity for two hundred ninety three (293) inmates.

Alternatives to Incarceration

 

The La Plata County Alternative to Incarceration Division provides the criminal justice community with alternatives to incarceration for selected non-violent misdemeanor offenders through strict community supervision and structured reintegration services.

   
   
   
   
   

 

 

 

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