Roles & Available Services

  • Support Staff for the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Civil Process Service
  • Liaison for the Pitkin County Emergency Management Coordinator
  • Pitkin County Animal Safety
  • Vacation Home Check


  • Maintains the Pitkin County Jail
  • Work Release Program
  • Inmate housing, services, and transport


Investigates criminal activities:

  • Burglary
  • Theft
  • Check fraud
  • Miscellaneous crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Other Crimes Against Persons


Performs traffic patrol and accident investigation:

  • DUI patrol/arrest
  • Non-injury accident investigation
  • CSP assist in major accident investigations
  • Routine traffic monitoring and patrol
  • Vehicles abandoned on public property only
  • Conducts mountain rescue operations
  • Acts as the command center for coordinating all mountain rescue fieldwork
  • Coordinates any incident/command situation (i.e., plane crashes, hostage negotiation situations)
  • Investigates miscellaneous complaints:
    • Suspicious persons
    • Noise complaints
    • Hazards (i.e., snow slides, floods, etc.)
  • Responds to individual requests for service:
  • Missing persons
  • Emergency messages
  • Welfare checks
  • Lost and found reports
  • Staff a full-time juvenile officer