Help Reduce Vehicle Break-Ins….Lock Your Car

June 30, 2014

In 2013, the Sheriff’s Office investigated hundreds of vehicle break-ins.  Although criminals may always have a desire to commit such crimes, it is important as vehicle owners that you do your...

Sheriff's Office Seeks Assistance Locating Missing 82 Year Old Man

June 25, 2014 - 6:15pm // MR-14-044

UPDATE: Mr. Clibon was located during the evening of June 25 and is safe.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is currently looking for a missing elderly male, identified as 82 year old...

Fireworks Guidelines

June 25, 2014

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching. With that in mind, the following are guidelines for the use of fireworks in unincorporated areas of El Paso County.

The use, sale or...

Sheriff's Office Seeks Assistance in Locating Missing Juvenile

June 20, 2014 - 5:00pm // MR 14-043

UPDATE: In response to a tip, deputies located Jane Klopfenstein at a local residence on June 20.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of 16 year old...

Photo of the Week

Commander Padgett and Our Emergency Services Division Help with Sandbags in Manitou

The Latest from Sheriff Terry Maketa

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.

School Safety: Common Sense is the Answer

School safety has taken center stage as a topic of national discussion these days. It is actually no surprise, given the recent tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary.