The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office provides Animal Safety services and protection to all persons and animals within unincorporated Pitkin County through the Community Response Officer and regular Patrol staff. Duties include the enforcement of animal safety ordinances, conducting investigations, and providing conflict intervention within the community concerning animal issues. The Community Response Officer and Patrol Deputies serve summonses, handle the detention of animals, and may testify in court regarding animal safety issues.
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Community Response Officer
The Community Response Officer is certified through the State of Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers and the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The Animal Safety Officer is the liaison between the Aspen/Pitkin County Animal Shelter/Shelter Board and the County Manager's office.