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Sheriff's Office Seeks Help with U-Pull-&-Pay Fire

December 22, 2014 - 2:15pm // MR-054

Sheriff's Office Seeks Help with U-Pull-&-Pay Fire

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, at approximately 3:58 p.m. initial reports of a fire were received at 3745 South Highway 85. This...

Sheriff Terry Maketa's Retirement Announcement Letter

December 18, 2014

It seems that in the few hours since the Sheriff has announced his retirement, there has already been some misinformation presented.

Attached is Sheriff Maketa’s retirement letter to...

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update Public Review Period

December 12, 2014 - 9:30am // MR 14-053

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update Public Review Period

As Temperatures Drop, Auto Theft Starts Heating Up

December 1, 2014 - 11:00am // MR 14-052

Did you know that Colorado Springs is second only to Denver for auto thefts in Colorado? Or that New Year’s Eve and Day are 2 of the top 5 holidays for auto theft?  How about the fact that HALF...

Sheriff’s Office Releases Black Forest Fire Investigation Executive Summary

November 18, 2014 - 10:00am // MR 14-051

The time frame of June 11-June 20, 2013 will forever be in the memories of the citizens of El Paso County. The 14,280 acre Black Forest Fire took the lives of 2 of our residents, destroyed 489...

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Congratulations to the 14-02 Academy Graduates

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.