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Baseless Accusations are Becoming Tiresome

August 21, 2014 - 10:30am // MR 14-050

Recently there has been some media coverage of alleged improprieties in the hiring process utilized by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Once again, it appears the agenda driven media outlets...

Sheriff's Office Responds to Questions About the Hiring Process

August 19, 2014

Like almost everything in life, the raw numbers involved in your requests do not tell the whole story. What follows is a detailed explanation of how and why we hire people. I hope this will shed...

Sheriff Responds to Comments about His Silence

August 1, 2014 - 1:55pm // MR 14-049

Americans have historically enjoyed a right to free speech. This was so important that the Framers of the US Constitution enumerated it as the first amendment in the Bill of Rights. Americans...

Sheriff Maketa Shows Additional History of Civil Account

July 30, 2014 - 3:45pm // MR 14-048

Sheriff Maketa Shows Additional History of Civil Account

Black Forest Fire Report Complete

July 30, 2014 - 3:00pm // MR 14-047

Sheriff Maketa and the El Paso County Sheriff's Office are very pleased to announce we have completed the investigation into the cause and origin of the Black Forest Fire.

On Tuesday,...

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Fleet Services Receives an Award for Outstanding Service

The Latest from Sheriff Terry Maketa

Sheriff Offers Response to Biased and Inaccurate Media Broadcasting

This is becoming tiresome.

Again and again, certain local media stations seem to feel it is more appropriate to create stories with imagined controversy and then report that mythical tale as fact, forcing the Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Maketa to devote a great deal of time and energy in responding to baseless allegations of fictional wrongdoing.

One Sided Attack from: Gun Law Suit? Selecting a Candidate? Personal Vendetta?

Gazette reporter Dave Philipps again demonstrates his lack of journalistic integrity and inability to serve the readers of our community by leaving out pertinent facts in his article, “Sheriff sets own policies.”

Black Forest Fire Investigation

It seems the community is unclear about how the Black Forest Fire investigation has been handled from the start. While I am not a firefighter, I am the Fire Warden of El Paso County, per State Statute CRS 30-10-513, titled: “Sheriff in Charge of Forest or Prairie Fire-Expenses”, which affords me the authority to access State Assistance in the event of an emergency such as the Black Forest Fire.