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,...

Misinformation by County Treasurer and El Paso County PIO Proven During BoCC Meeting

July 29, 2014 - 5:40pm // MR 14-046

Since July 22, 2014, much attention has been given by the County Commissioners, Treasurer’s Office and the local media about the Sheriff’s Office Civil Unit bank account, which the Treasurer’s...

Sheriff’s Office Provides Facts Concerning Alleged Mystery Account

July 23, 2014 - 4:15pm // MR 14-045

On July 22, 2014, a story aired on a local media outlet which claimed the Sheriff’s Office had a million dollar account which went unnoticed by the County Treasurer’s Office for a period of...

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Fleet Services Receives an Award for Outstanding Service

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.