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Lake City, Colorado
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False Alarms Policy

Effective June 1, 2012, the Hinsdale County Sheriff’s Office will collect a $50 fee for more than two false alarms in the same calendar year at the same residence or business. Recently, we have experienced several false alarms from homes and local businesses. Each alarm must be treated as a potential criminal incident and officers respond accordingly. These false alarms are distracting and costly to the agency. Therefore, we will absorb the cost of two false alarms at the same location in a calendar year but will charge for any false alarm that year above two. This policy is effective June 1, 2012, and is not retroactive. For 2012, the “free” false alarms will begin June 1st.

The Sheriff’s Office will continue to answer all alarms and there will be no charge for alarms representing an actual unauthorized intrusion/fire/freezing/etc into residential or commercial premises. Any citizen who wishes to discuss this policy is invited to contact the Sheriff at 970.944.2291.

Signed, Sheriff Ron Bruce May 30, 2012

Bobbi McDonald, Office Manager, caught this mammoth Mac recently at Blue Mesa Reservoir. Bobbi consistently out fishes the rest of the staff.

Our Mission Statement
To ensure a safe and secure environment for all persons in Hinsdale County by providing professional law enforcement through responsive, caring, and dedicated service.

All Fire Restrictions Have Been Removed For The Unincorporated Areas Of Hinsdale County 07-19-2013


Current Closures
WINTER ADVISORY: Please remember that the weather changes quickly at high altitudes. On September 29th, Slumgullion Pass accumulated several inches of snow and became very slick. Please check with the Hinsdale County Sheriff's Office (970.944.2291) for current road conditions.

All County roads are now open. Cinnamon and Engineer Passes are in good shape and ready for four wheel drive with high clearance. Please be sure that you pull over and stop if someone behind you wants to pass on a mountain road. Common courtesy is the number one weapon against mountain traffic problems.

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue (CORSAR)

What does the CORSAR card cover?

The card is not insurance. It does not pay medical transport which includes helicopter flights or ground ambulance. The card will allow reimbursement to county sheriffs for costs incurred on a mission.  These costs can include mileage, meals, replacement of lost equipment, reimbursement for gasoline, rental fees for equipment, horses, ATVS or aircraft that are used in a search. If the aircraft then becomes a medical transport due to a medical emergency, the medical portion of the transport is not covered.

Cards available at the Sheriff's Office
1 Year      $1.00
5 Years    $3.00



This is a link to the Sheriff's Honor Guard presenting a 21 gun salute at the memorial service held 09/27/14 for the late Deputy Pat Holley.

http://vimeo.com/107366611

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