Boulder County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Boulder County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 5600 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, 80301 CO
  • Chief:
Phone: 303-441-3600
Fax: 303-441-4739

Boulder County Sheriff's Office is located at 5600 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, 80301 CO. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office phone number is 303-441-3600.

Boulder County Sheriff's Office News

Deputy Brit Fell is retiring from the Sheriff's Office after 31 years. He spent the last 19 years of his service as the School Resource Officer at Lyons Middle/Senior. His last day in uniform was at their graduation ceremony, where he was recognized for his unsurpassed and dedicated service. Congratulations Deputy Fell! (Photo Credit: The Lyons Recorder)

Are you prepared for spring flooding? Spring is here and along with beautiful scenery comes hazardous weather conditions, such as, severe thunderstorms, flooding and landslides. What can you do? -Register for flood insurance -Plan safety routes and locations -Sign up to receive free emergency alerts on home, work and cell phones, text messages and email at: -Follow the Boulder OEM on social media for updates: Twitter: @BoulderOEM -Stay informed through local radio, television and your own observations -Monitor a NOAA Weather Radio -Listen for the latest Flood Watches, Warnings and Advisories: WATCH indicates that life-threatening flooding is possible within the designated watch area. ADVISORY indicates that non-life-threatening flooding of small streams, streets and low-lying areas is occurring or is imminent. WARNING indicates that flash flooding or flooding has been reported or is imminent, and necessary precautions should be taken at once. During a Flash Flood -Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and one foot of moving water can sweep your vehicle away. -Do not drive over bridges that are over fast-moving floodwaters. Floodwaters can make the bridge unstable. -If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. -Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. For more information about emergency preparedness, visit

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Boulder County (City of Boulder affected, Four Mile Burn Area affected) from 3:00 p.m. this afternoon until midnight Saturday. A Flash Flood Watch means conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Continue to monitor the conditions around you. Now is a great time to sign-up to receive free emergency messages about imminent threats and hazards by text message, email, and/or on your cell, home or work at:

This video, "In Every Good Cop is a Great Person" is the capstone project for one of our cadets, Avery Sands, who is in the Silver Creek High School's Leadership Academy.

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. says "It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived." We honor all who have died in the line of duty, especially our fallen officers in Colorado. Gone, but never forgotten. Deputy Zackari Parrish of Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Heath Gumm of Adams County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Deputy Micah Flick of EPC Sheriff's Office #PeaceOfficersMemorialDay

Attention: If you have made a purchase of an ICARE package for someone at the Boulder County Jail. We were made aware of a FRAUDULENT website: This site managed to scam a few or our inmates' loved ones into thinking they were purchasing ICARE packages for someone in our jail. This website has since been shut down. If you believe you were a victim of this scam, please notify your credit card company immediately. The correct website to purchase ICARE packages is: Once on the site, you will be asked to "Find your Facility" and you need to enter "Boulder County" into the search box and then press "Go" to get to the Boulder County Jail.

Join us for 'Shootin' with the Stars', an event benefiting the MC-1 Foundation whose mission is to provide financial support for public service employees, and their families, when that employee has been injured in the line of the duty. In 2018, the primary beneficiary is Douglas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jeff Pelle. The Shootin' with the Stars event kicks off at 9 a.m. on July 14, 2018. The $130 registration fee entitles each shooter to breakfast, 100 clays, and a BBQ lunch. Registration closes July 5, 2018. Learn more at:

Armed robbery and carjacking Town of Erie Police Department responded today at 10:01 a.m. to Starbucks, in the 3300 block of Arapahoe Road, on report of an armed robbery in the drive-thru lane. An unidentified dark-skinned white or Hispanic male, approximately 20-30 years of age, wearing a hoodie and aviator-style sunglasses, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the window clerk. The male was driving a white sedan. No one was injured. A few minutes later, the same male crashed the white sedan on Isabelle just west of HWY 287. A Good Samaritan picked up the male and gave him a ride to the area of HWY 287/Niwot Road. From there, the suspect car-jacked a vehicle belonging to a different person and was last seen driving eastbound on Hwy 52. The suspect stole a white, Ford pick-up truck with a Colorado license plate number: YTQ-737. Please contact law enforcement if you see the truck. The associated Erie Police Department case report number for the armed robbery is: 18-993. The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case report number for the carjacking is: 18-2656. Erie Police, along with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, are following up on a number of leads.

Come join us at Boulder Rural Fire Rescue's open house on June 2nd.

We were honored to help escort veterans to DIA so they could fly to Washington, DC, to visit the memorials dedicated to their service. Thank you to the Honor Flight Network and everyone who came out to show your support for the veterans.

Join Boulder County on Saturday, May 5 for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day! It's a day when communities across Boulder County and the nation come together to take action to reduce wildfire risk. The Boulder County Community Sort Yard in Nederland will be holding an open house along with other Community Chipping Events scheduled throughout the county. What: Nederland Sort Yard Open House When: Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Nederland Community Sort Yard, 291 Ridge Road What: Come drop off your slash, enjoy lunch (courtesy of Boulder County Parks & Open Space), and meet with staff from a variety of wildfire and forestry agencies and organizations. Visit: for details and locations.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our Drug Take Back Day drop-off locations on Saturday. We were able to collect and safely dispose of 646 lbs of unwanted medication. Don't forget that you can also drop off your unwanted medication (pills and patches) at our headquarters buildings located at 5600 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, during normal business hours (8:00-5:00 p.m.). The green collection box is located in the vestibule. For more information on other places to safely dispose of unwanted medication, visit:

The Front Range is experiencing hazy conditions due to wind patterns that are blowing from the desert southwest. Smoke from fires in Arizona and New Mexico are blowing into the area, which may cause you to see and smell smoke from the out-of-state fires. The attached map is from CBS 4 showing where the smoke is coming from. #cowx

Today we were honored to have 5 of our deputies be recipients of donated rifle rated ballistic vests, helmets, and first aid kits from Shield616. These kits are provided to agencies at no cost through fundraising programs. Donors can choose the agency that receives the funds. The presentation of the kits was held at FOX31, who is partnering with Shield616 to raise funds for these kits.

On Saturday we want you to bring your drugs to a parking lot and hand them's #DrugTakeBack. Stop by our Headquarters (5600 Flatiron Pkwy, Boulder) or Superior Substation (405 Center Dr, Superior) from 10-2 p.m. Bring your unwanted and expired medication for safe and free disposal.

If you would like to help the non-profit Friends of Boulder County Sheriff K9 Association (, you can donate money and receive these fuzzy little guys that represent our current K9 unit. The association is asking for a $20 donation for one stuffed dog or a $100 donation for all 6 stuffed dogs. 50% of the proceeds goes directly to the organization, which supports the retirement of our K9 partners, the other 50% will go towards the purchase of more stuffed dogs to help continue this fundraiser. Donations and pick-up of the K9 stuffed dogs can be made at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters, located at: 5600 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder. K9 Buster (Lab mix) K9 Duke (Belgium Malinios) K9 King (German Shepard) K9 Halo (Belgium Malinios) K9 Scout (Bloodhound) K9 Vulcan (German Shepard)

When there's a fire drill at school, make sure you find your buddy and hold hands.

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING and a HIGH WIND WARNING for Tuesday (4/17). This means that NO OPEN BURNING is allowed in Boulder County today. No outdoor sparks please (cigarette tossing, welding outdoors, slash/ag burns, tracer ammo, etc.).

Our deputies responded to a vehicle trespass with an....usual suspect. A bear broke into a car and locked himself in. Car 0. Bear 1. They were able to open the car door and safely let the bear out without anyone, including the bear, being harmed. This is a good reminder that wildlife is out and about this time of year looking for food. Here are tips for living with bears. Trust us, you don’t want to have to deal with a “hangry” bear. 1) Don’t feed birds while bears are active. Attract birds with water feeders, plantings and nest boxes instead. 2) Store garbage in bear-resistant containers, enclosures or buildings. 3) Put trash out the morning of pick up, not the night before. 4) Keep bear-accessible windows and doors closed and locked at night. 5) Keep garage doors closed. Lock the door between the house and the garage. 6) Don’t leave anything inside your vehicle that could attract a bear. That includes sun tan lotion, hand crème and air fresheners, along with empty food wrappers and packaging. 7) Don’t leave pet food or empty pet food dishes outside. Store pet food in a secure enclosure. 8)Put chickens and small livestock in a secure pen at night or electric fence their enclosure. 9) Pick fruit and produce as soon as, or just before, it ripens. 10) Unwelcome mats and electric fencing are proven ways to keep bears out. Learn more at:

Tonight we’re recognizing the amazing volunteers at the Sheriff’s Office. From helping during a disaster, to working with victims of crime, to teaching classes at the jail, this group of volunteers donate their time and skills to our community. Happy #NationalVolunteerWeek!

We received this nice thank you email from a family that stopped by and visited us at a safety expo. Thanks Ivan (6) for hanging out with us. “Last Sunday, my family attended the Boulder County Safety Expo, which was an incredible educational and fun opportunity. I wanted to particularly thank the SWAT Team members who were there. They were so friendly, patient, and helpful answering my kiddos’ many questions. My boys have been talking about it ever since. Thank you for all your brave work!”

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in Boulder County for Wednesday(4/11) and Thursday (4/12). There will be NO OPEN BURNING allowed in Boulder County effective at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday and expiring at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Please ensure there are no sparks outdoors (tossing cigarettes, welding outdoors, slash piles, ag burns, shooting with tracer ammunition, etc.) as this can lead to fires.

We have a team of amazing dispatchers who work at our communications center. We want to wish them a happy #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek

Our Animal Control Officers handled 1,819 calls in 2017. Most calls had happy endings, unfortunately some calls didn't, but all of the calls were handled with care and compassion for the animals. Thanks to our amazing Animal Control Officers for all of their hard work! Happy #AnimalCareAndControlAppreciationWeek!

We are at the Boulder County Area Public Safety Expo being held at the county fairgrounds in Longmont. Stop by today to see a K9 demo.