Sheriff Elder as the Fire Warden has ordered Stage II Fire Restrictions for all the unincorporated areas of El Paso County.  The Stage IUI Fire Restrictions shall go into effect immediately and the following are prohibited:

1. Campfires.

2. The sale or use of fireworks.

3. Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

4. Public prescribed burning/burn permits.

5. Outdoor cooking and/or fires on private property. **Propane/gas grills on private property are allowed**

The Stage II Restrictions shall remain in effect until such time the restrictions are modified pursuant to El Paso County Ordinance #15-001.

The full text of Ordinance #15-001 can be found by visiting:

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Sheriff’s Office Second Quarter Statistics on Illegal and Black-Market Marijuana Enforcement Efforts

July 6, 2018 - 1:43pm // MR 18-068

On January 1, 2018, House Bill 17-1220 concerning measures to stop diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal market was enacted into law.  One of Sheriff Bill Elder’s top priorities is to...

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Attempted Carjacking on Rampart Range Road

July 3, 2018 - 1:05pm // MR 18-067

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June 29, 2018 - 2:14pm // MR 18-066

On Sunday, July 1, 2018, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will deploy an inaugural co-responder, patrol unit called the Behavioral Health Connect Unit or BHCON (pronounced Beacon).  It was...

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