Montezuma County Sheriff's Office


Welcome to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office website.

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has been serving its citizens and visitors since it was created by the Colorado Legislature in 1889.  Montezuma County is approximately 2,000 square miles in size, located in the southwest corner of Colorado where the San Juan Mountains meet the mesas and canyons of the high desert.  The county seat is Cortez where the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and the Montezuma County Detention Center are located at 730 East Driscoll Street. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office substation is located at 420 Central Avenue in Dolores

The 72 members of the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office along with our civilian volunteers, are dedicated public safety professionals who value the importance of public service and a duty to our citizens, communities and visitors, by providing knowledgeable, responsible, respectful, caring and professional service. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office provides enforcement, proactive crime prevention, and many other public safety services through our Patrol Division, Detective Division, Detentions Division, Judicial Security, Pre-Trial Services, Records Division and Administrative Services Section. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office website is designed to provide public information and assistance when needed, and is continually updated and expanded. Enjoy our great county safely and all it has to offer with the many outdoor recreational opportunities, communities, history, cultures and yearly events. We are here to protect and serve.
Steven D. Nowlin,
Sheriff Montezuma County, Colorado

Montezuma County Sheriff's Office

4 days 13 hours ago

Montezuma County has experienced an increase of impaired and intoxicated drivers upon our public roadways, threatening the public safety and welfare of our citizens and visitors. This includes alcohol, marijuana, unlawful controlled substances and prescription medication. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office has been actively involved in DUI Patrols in areas that have been used by intoxicated or impaired drivers. The Sheriff’s Office was awarded grant funding by CDOT for targeting impaired driving and a community awareness action plan through DUI Checkpoints in selected areas of Montezuma County. A joint cooperation effort between the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and other area law enforcement agencies in this operation has been established. The third checkpoints will be conducted on September 5, 2015 in the McElmo Canyon area.


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