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The Patrol Division

Patrol PicsThe patrol division responds to calls for service 24 hours a day 365 days a year in the unincorporated areas of Montezuma County (approx. 2200 square miles). The sheriff’s office is also contracted to provide law enforcement service to the Town of Dolores. Patrol deputies are federally cross-deputized through the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to assist BIA with mutual aid in emergency situations on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation.


Patrol deputies enforce traffic safety, proactively patrol to detect and detour crime, investigate criminal allegations, apply for and serve warrants, serve civil processes and assist the community in identifying resources to solve other issues. Ultimately, they are the keepers of the peace.
Deputies work 4 – 10 hour shifts. Workweeks remain the same and rotate every three months. Shift pick is based on a system using seniority for order of choice. Due to the vast area of the county and subject to being called out on short notice if needed, patrol deputies are assigned take-home patrol units (marked black and white four-wheel drive SUV’s).


21 sworn Certified Colorado Peace Officers staff the patrol division under the direction of a lieutenant with 4 operational supervisors who are sergeants. There are two patrol deputy K9 positions. Deputies coordinate with each other as well as other law enforcement agencies within the county to meet the needs of the community. Selected deputies have special expertise in FTO, certified VIN inspections, water law, livestock issues and some are certified instructors. Deputies continually receive training to remain current on contemporary issues, improve proficiency, and meet certification requirements.

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Click here for the LATEST NWS FORECAST

Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. North wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming north northwest between 5 and 10 mph.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. North northeast wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

Thursday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Friday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Friday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.