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1A Response to Commission

October 2, 2014

There has been a lot of discussion in the last week concerning the County repealing Resolution 98-439A, which was the 1998 Resolution that delegated the function of the Office of Emergency...

OEM Move by County about Money, Not Safety

September 24, 2014

In “The Marks of a Leader”, by Dr. Robert C. Chandler Ph. D. and available on the FEMA website under their training section, he encapsulates many of the most desired traits for Emergency...

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Leads in an Indecent Exposure Case

September 24, 2014 - 2:15pm // MR 14-057

On September 23, 2014, the Sheriff’s Office began an investigation after receiving two reports of Indecent Exposure in the Widefield area.  Both events occurred between 3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m....

Black Forest Animal Check the Welfare Update

September 22, 2014

Today, September 22, 2014, members of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division, Mounted Unit, and Patrol personnel obtained and executed a search warrant at the location of...

Victim from Calhan Shooting Identified

September 18, 2014 - 10:20am // MR 14-056

The victim from the shooting which occurred in the 9800 block of Calhan Highway on September 15, 2014 has been identified as 30 year old Michael Mackey.  The El Paso County Coroner has...

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El Paso County Sheriff's Office Justin Montes Leads the Red Ribbon Pledge - redribbon.org

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.