El Paso County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: El Paso County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, 80903 CO
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Phone: 719-520-7100
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El Paso County Sheriff's Office is located at 27 East Vermijo Avenue, Colorado Springs, 80903 CO. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office phone number is 719-520-7100.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office News

Daylight Savings Time 2018 ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 4. Don't forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years Pink Patch Project! Together we raised over $12,000 to donate to the Memorial Hospital Foundation - Circle of Hope Fund. #PinkPatchProject

The Sheriff's Office is proud to partner with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region to encourage the adoption of animals into a safe and loving home.

Congratulations to 29 citizens that graduated from the Fall Citizens' Academy Class 2018-2. The citizens completed a seven-week academy that offered participants a unique insight into the various functions of the Sheriff’s Office. Topics included criminal investigations, officer safety, jail operations and emergency services. The Sheriff’s Office is planning a 2019 Springs Citizens’ Academy in the early part of next year. An announcement will be made via media release and Sheriff’s Office Facebook and Twitter social media platforms. If you would like to learn more about the Citizens’ Academy, please visit Citizens' Academy | El Paso County Sheriff. You can also contact the EPSO Community Relations Unit at 719-520-7162 or email shrcommunity@elpasoco.com. # # #

Thank you to "Queen Jean" for letting us celebrate your birthday with you at Boo at the Zoo! Only a few days left, come see us!

The Sheriff's Office is hosting their first Trunk or Treat today from 3 -5 pm, in the parking lot at 310 Main St. in Security. We hope to see lots of trick or treaters!

David Connor was booked into the Criminal Justice Center on the charges of 2nd Degree Assault, 3rd Degree Assault and Harrassment as a result of a road rage incident in Falcon.

The Sheriff's Office enjoyed sharing a cup of coffee and engaging in convesation with the Security / Widefield Community today. We hope to see you tomorrow at one of the events the Sheriff's Office will be hosting. Please see the flyer for more information.

Are you or someone you know interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy? Being a Reserve Deputy Sheriff is among the most rewarding volunteer opportunities available in the law enforcement or public service fields. We are now accepting applications! To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ElPasoCountyCo/jobs/2237818/reserve-deputy?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Taz Receives Donation of Body Armor El Paso County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Taz has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Michelle and Paul Blaskowski of Colorado Springs, CO and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Michelle & Paul Blaskowski”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 3,100 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a value of $5.7 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K-9 graduates, as well as K-9's with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K-9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty, weighing an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K-9's throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was inducted into the Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame as the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Agency of the Year. El Paso County Sheriff's Office has been a long-time supporter of Special Olympics Colorado and an active Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) partner since 2002. Over the past sixteen years, in addition to the Law Enforcement Torch Run, El Paso County Deputies and civilian personnel have participated in multiple events including the Polar Plunge, Plane Pull, No Shave November, Denver Phone-A-Thon and various Tip-a-Cop events. You can always find someone from the Sheriff’s Office volunteering at regional events to present medals and cheer on the athletes. In 2017, the agency was recognized as the Law Enforcement Agency of the Year for raising nearly $54,000 to support Special Olympics Colorado athletes.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the 3rd year, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office will be 1 of over 300 law enforcement/fire agencies participating in the #PinkPatchProject. Some of our Deputies will be wearing special pink patches to show their support to breast cancer patients, survivors, and family members. If you would like to participate please visit: https://www.uchealthmemorialcares.org/pinkpatch/ to purchase your own commemorative pink patch. 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Memorial Hospital Foundation - Circle of Hope Fund!

SHIELD616 presented 24 Active Shooter Protective Kits to El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies tonight. After one and a half years of fundraising efforts, the entire staff at the Sheriff's Office have been outfitted with protective gear. Thank you to SHIELD616 and all local individuals, churches, bible study groups, businesses and foundations that invested in the effort to help keep first responders safe.

Congratulations Academy 18-1!

We are proud to announce that all members of Academy 2018-1 have passed their POST test and are ready for graduation on Friday! CONGRATULATIONS 18-1!

We are promoting literacy through an initiative called “Books and Badges”. For the next few months, a uniformed officer visits an El Paso County elementary school to read books to students and talk about safety in our community. More than 5 deputies are on the “Books and Badges” roster. These deputies volunteer for this program and are not compensated for their time nor paid. Our deputies have a great time sharing their love of reading and their love of helping the community. If you are interested in having a deputy read to your classroom please go to: https://www.epcsheriffsoffice.com/badges-and-books-program

The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners recognized National Suicide Awareness Month at their meeting today. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with El Paso County Public Health, NAMI and the Coroner’s Office introduced the Man Therapy Campaign that will focus on reducing the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and encourage them to seek help. For more information please visit www.mantherapy.com.

"We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember..." - George W. Bush

On August 30th Deputy Bengford was on duty when he noticed K9 Nash become sick. He feared that Nash’s stomach had turned due to the symptoms he was exhibiting. Deputy Bengford rushed Nash to an animal ER and it was confirmed that his stomach had turned requiring surgery. We are happy to report that the surgery went well and Nash is recovering at home and is expected to have a full recovery and return to work in approximately one to two months. Can we show K9 Nash some Facebook love?!

Remember to stop by Mo Glo's Espresso,101 Fontaine Blvd, today for Coffee with A Cop until 2:00 pm. We are also hosting "Pack A Cruiser School Drive" . Please help out the kids in the community by dropping off school supplies.

DYK: The average height and weight for the Denver Broncos offensive line is 6-foot-4, 302 pounds. The average height and weight for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Transport Unit "PM Crew" is 6-foot-5 1/2, 304 pounds... soooo if you need help to #BeatTheSeahawks, we would be happy to help 😉

We. Have. A. Hulk. Thank you to our newest Honorary Deputy, Mr. Lou Ferrigno for stopping by the Office of the Sheriff today and meeting some of our staff. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, Honorary Deputy Ferrigno will be at the Colorado Springs Comic Con!

For the 3rd year the El Paso County Sheriff's Office will be selling pink patches in support of the #PinkPatchProject. This year we will be donating 100% of the proceeds to the Memorial Hospital Foundation - Circle of Hope Fund. The Circle of Hope funds help cover transportation, food, supportive cancer treatments not covered by insurance, medical supplies, lodging for patients and caregivers, living expenses (house payments/rent, car repairs/insurance, utilities), and complementary therapies provided by Memorial Hospital, but not covered by insurance. To purchase you can stop by our front desk downtown or send in a SELF ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE (standard business sized) to: El Paso County Sheriff's Office Attn: Media Services Unit 27 E. Vermijo Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Large patches are $10 each, mini patches are $5 each, and patch shaped coins are $15 each. We will not be accepting checks this year, but credit cards can be taken at our front lobby.