Press Releases


March 31, 2015 - 4:00pm


The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the 2015 Reserve Academy.  The Reserve Section consists of community minded volunteers who are trained in both Law Enforcement and Detention Operations.  The Reserve Section provides a qualified, trained volunteer workforce to augment the full-time deputies in a variety of job functions and is invaluable to us in accomplishing our Mission.

Sheriff's Office to present Two 9-1-1 Hero Awards

March 26, 2015 - 11:35am

The El Paso County Communications Center, along with Sheriff Elder, will be recognizing two 9-1-1 Heros on Friday March 27, 2015, at 3:00 P.M. at the Office of the Sheriff, 27 E. Vermijo Avenue, in the 3rd Floor Community Room.

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrests in Theft Cases

March 24, 2015 - 2:45pm

During 2014, detectives from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a theft case involving multiple firearms, to include semi-automatic assault rifles.

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrests in Shots Fired Case

March 9, 2015 - 10:55am

On March 8, 2015, at approximately 11:30 P.M., deputies were dispatched to the Shots Tavern, located at 1831 Main Street for a fight involving a gun.  As deputies were responding, they were advised there had been shots fired.

Sheriff's Office Participating in Colorado Law Enforcement Polar Plunge

February 27, 2015 - 11:18am

The Law Enforcement Polar Plunge is an annual event to help raise funds for the Special Olympics.  The Special Olympics provides impactful sports and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.  This year's motto is "Freezin for a Reason."

There are 26 members of the Sheriff's Office who will be plunging into Prospect Lake at Memorial Park on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 1:00 P.M.

Sheriff's Office Announces Citizens' Academy 2015-1

February 18, 2015 - 2:45pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the first Citizens’ Academy being held in 2015.

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The Academy will be conducted over a nine week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam - Using Dispatch Number

February 12, 2015 - 11:45am

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam.  In these new cases the suspects are using the Sheriff's Office Dispatch number of 719-390-5555.  This can be done by using an application called "Spoof Card".  This application allows the suspect to use any legitimate phone number to call from with intent of victimizing people for large amounts of money.  In these recent instances, the suspect spoke with a heavy Indian accent.

Six Arrests Made in Forgery Case

February 11, 2015 - 4:22pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office recently became aware of a forgery case pertaining to the Sheriff’s Office Inmate Funds account.  When inmates are released from the Criminal Justice Center (CJC) they are issued a check with the Sheriff’s Office account information at the bottom.

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scan

January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm

During the past few days, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has received information of fraud which involved impersonation of a Deputy Sheriff.

On both occasions the victims received a phone call where the caller identified themselves as a Deputy from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.  The suspect told the victims they each had a warrant and needed to report to the Sheriff's Office at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue to make a $1,000 payment to clear up the warrant.

Arrest made in Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft Cases

January 28, 2015 - 5:35pm

On January 22, 2015, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen vehicle.   As deputies responded to the address, the suspect fled the residence on foot.  Initial attempts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful.  Further investigation revealed the identity of the suspect as being Antonio Reddell, a white males, 25 years of age, and a Colorado Springs resident.  Reddell was wanted on multiple felony counts including Motor Vehicle Theft.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Oath of Office Ceremony Details

January 9, 2015 - 9:55am

There has been some confusion regarding the Oath of Office events scheduled for Tuesday, January 13, 2015.  Here is the correct information:

On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 8:30 AM, all Elected Officials including Sheriff Bill Elder will be sworn in at the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) meeting at Centennial Hall. 

Sheriff’s Office Announces New Communication Resources

December 31, 2014 - 5:00pm

Today, more than ever, it is vitally important to keep lines of communication open between Law Enforcement and the members of the community we serve. As the ability to obtain information from differing areas is increased, it can become challenging for Law Enforcement to figure out the best way to interact with our residents.