Welcome to the Montezuma County Sheriff's Office
The Sheriff's Office has (76) full-time and 1 part time employees , as well as a number of Reserves and Volunteers which include, Search & Rescue, Sheriff's Posse & Chaplains. Special units consist of two K-9 Units, a SWAT Team, and an SRO. Montezuma County encompasses approximately, 2200 square miles of canyons, national forest, mountains and high altitude desert. The population of the county is about 27,000 people, with the cities of Cortez (7,000), Dolores (1,100), Mancos (1,300) and Towaoc (1200) included in the population total. Towaoc is on the UTE Mountain UTE Indian Reservation which is patrolled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Montezuma County also encompasses Mesa Verde National Park as well as areas of Hovenweep National Monument and the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Other agencies inside Montezuma County include the Cortez Police Department, Mancos Marshal's Office, Colorado Division of Wildlife, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs, as well as the Colorado State Patrol.
PUBLIC NOTICE - ALL OF MONTEZUMA COUNTY IS UNDER A FULL FIRE BAN. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Notice of change in "FINGERPRINT POLICY" Effective April 22, 2013, fingerprints will now be done on Thursdays from 07:30 - 4:00 p.m. Fingerprints will not be done on any other day except those mentioned.
The Montezuma County Sheriff's Office is happy to announce Video Visitation and the ability to visit an Inmate from Home. Click on the picture below:
For Information regarding next years Citizens Academy click HERE