Office of the Sheriff

The duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff are set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes.  As one might imagine, the statutory mandates for the Sheriff are vast and cover a wide range of topics.  These include topics like maintain peace and order in El Paso County, provide general law enforcement services to unincorporated areas of the County, operate all jails within the county, serve criminal warrants and civil process throughout the entire county as directed by the District and County Courts, coordinate search and rescue efforts, suppress prairie and forest fires in El Paso County and perform other duties as directed by Colorado State Statutes and the Courts.  The statutory references are listed below.

  • Custodian of Jail (C.R.S. 30-10-511)
  • Act as Fire Warden (C.R.S. 30-10-512)
  • In charge fire expenses (C.R.S. 30-10-513)
  • Transportation of Prisoners (C.R.S. 30-10-514)
  • Execution of Writs – Attend Courts (C.R.S. 30-10-515)
  • Preserve Peace – Command Aid (C.R.S. 30-10-516)
  • Issues Concealed Handgun Permits (C.R.S. 30-10-523)
  • Search and Rescue Responsibility (C.R.S. 24-32-2107)

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office not only meets all statutory requirements, but exceeds them in many ways and is recognized as a leader within the law enforcement industry.  We hope in the pages that follow you will find valuable information about the Sheriff's Office as well as the services we make available to the community.

General Information

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Finance Unit is comprised of four major functional areas: Accounting/Finance; Budget; Payroll and Grants Management, which, in conjunction with each other, provide overall quality and integrity of the Sheriff’s Office financial management and control system.


The Accounting and Finance component encompasses all of the financial activities of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office in the area of accounts payable, accounts receivable and revenue collections, as well as other cash management functions, in addition to the management of Sheriff’s Office capital assets.   


The Budget component encompasses, in collaboration with El Paso County, the coordination, preparation and compliance of the Sheriff’s Office fiscal year operating budget, both in the Restricted and Unrestricted capacity. The Budget component continually monitors operating expenditures and revenues, as well as capital project expenditures from the budgetary perspective. This is accomplished through the preparation and analysis of complex fiscal reports including periodic financial statements, reports, summaries, schedules and tabulations, revenues and expenditures reporting, and budget calculations and projections.


The Payroll component, in collaboration with El Paso County, encompasses the processing and management of employee pay, which include, but is not limited to, regular bi-monthly employee pay and overtime payouts.

Grant Management:

The Grants Management component encompasses the budgeting, accounting, fiscal reporting and year-end reconciliation as it relates to the various grant awards from state, local, and federal sources.

General Information

The IT Section is a coordinated team that provides all facets of IT support to the Office.  We are responsible for maintaining all of the technology operations including phones, printers, fax machines, computers, mobile devices and major software systems in use throughout the Office.

Our Mission: Provide the technology tools and support required by the Sheriff’s Office to meet its primary mission.  We are genuinely dedicated to professionalism, excellence, and competence. We believe in rapid response, open communication, and teamwork.

The members consist of the following positions:

IT Support Manager, Guy Funkhouser sets direction and makes technology decisions that affect large the Office as a whole.  Mr. Funkhouser works with vendors and other agencies to identify up and coming technologies that might prove useful, works with Command Staff to assist in meeting strategic goals utilizing technology and assists in the project management of various Enterprise-related systems.  Mr. Funkhouser also directs support of the help desk working directly with County IT to ensure reliable systems throughout the Sheriff’s Office various locations and mobile devices.

Help Desk Technician -this position answers inbound support requests, creates and manages the work orders with assignments and follow up, provides first line end user support, supports the BizHub print management systems, serves as liaison to the County Help Desk for various routine tasks, and assists with completing purchase paperwork.

IT Support Specialist - this position is responsible for the day to day end user support of all things computer related. Each Specialist is assigned a primary geographical area of responsibility (a building or complex) within the Office, becoming a subject matter expert in certain functional and technical operations performed at that site, as well as common technology functions performed across the entire Office. 

Listed below are just a few of the software/hardware systems we support:

  • Jail Management System
  • NDE-x (Nation Data Exchange from the FBI)
  • Records Management System
  • Civil Process System
  • Offender Watch (sex offender registration and publication)
  • Mobile Data Computers
  • VisiNet Mobile (mobile dispatch application in patrol cars)
  • CJC video camera system and DVRs
  • Emergency Operations Center and Mobile Command technology systems
  • Cell phones and mobile data devices
  • Evidence Management System
  • Fleet Management System
  • Online Services (CopLogic, Crime Reports, Web Blotter)

For general IT and support issues, please contact us through our Help Desk at 719-520-7500 or via email at [email protected].

Guy Funkhouser, IT Support Manager, can be reached directly at 719-520-7576