Sheriff Roybal Commemorates 1-Year Serving as Sheriff of El Paso County

Jan 10, 2024 - 4:30pm

One year ago today, Sheriff Roybal stood before the citizens of El Paso County and swore to protect and serve our community. Sheriff Roybal, a Palmer High School graduate, began his career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1993, serves as the 29th dully elected sheriff, and the first sheriff of Hispanic heritage for the county.


Additionally, during the January 10, 2023, ceremony, Sheriff Roybal administered the oath of office to the nearly 900 members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, sworn and professional, and committed his time in office to improving community safety and outreach, reducing victims, expand policies and standards within the jail, and addressing staffing issues.


“I am excited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of serving as the Sheriff of El Paso County,” said Sheriff Joe Roybal.


During the first year of Sheriff Roybal’s Administration, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office recruited, trained, and swore in 26 non-certified deputies, and 40 POST certified deputies. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy welcomed the Teller County Sheriff’s Office, Fountain Police Department, and Monument Police Department, hosting, training, testing, and graduating recruits (at no additional cost to taxpayers) for their agencies.


Roybal continued, “In my second year in office, I am focused on a proactive approach to legislation, community outreach, training, recruitment, and strengthening relationships with our law enforcement and community partners, state-wide.


“El Paso County is my home. I grew up here, my wife and I raised our children here, and I am committed to the success of our community. It is the honor of my lifetime to serve as the 29th Sheriff, I thank my staff for their unwavering support, dedication, and encouragement.”


In February 2024, upon the start of his fourth POST Academy, Sheriff Roybal expects to reach his goal of being fully staffed for authorized full-time deputy positions within the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.


To view Sheriff Roybal’s strategic plan, click here.

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