Active Shooter Training Exercise Scheduled at Miami-Yoder School.  The exercise will occur from 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  Rush Road will be closed between Highway 94 and Book Road for the duration of the exercise.  


Active Shooter Training Exercise Scheduled at Miami-Yoder School

September 17, 2014 - 8:40am // MR 14-054

Today, September 17, 2014, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Tri-County Fire Department and numerous other participating agencies will conduct an “Active Shooter” training exercise.  The...

Heather Neville

Sheriff"s Office Makes Arrest in Calhan Shooting

September 15, 2014 - 7:55pm // MR 14-053

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 59 year old Heather Neville on suspicion of First Degree Murder following a shooting in the 9800 block of Calhan Highway.

The Sheriff’s...

District 3 Burglary Suspects

El Paso County SO Seeks Your Help in Identifying Burglary Suspects

September 12, 2014

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is actively investigating a series of residential burglaries in the Cimarron Hills area on the East side of Colorado Springs.

Recently, surveillance...

Sheriff's Office Response to Financial Allegations

September 11, 2014

On September 11th, 2014, the Denver Post printed a story titled: “FBI, Colorado agents investigate El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa.” The only “new” information in this report was that the...

Sheriff's Office Addresses Accusations of Unconstitutionality

September 9, 2014

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people...

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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.