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Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes 16-13-901 through 16-13-905, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Community Notification Meeting regarding the release of a recently convicted Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) into our community. The meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge, 2100N Dolores Rd, Cortez on 08/25/14 starting promptly at 5 p.m. and ending promptly at 7 p.m.  The identity of the SVP will not be released until after the presentation.

Educational information will be presented by a team of professionals involved in the management of sex offenders in our community.  The goal of this meeting is to enhance public safety and protection. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

Due to the mature content of the information that will be presented, children are not allowed to attend the meeting.  It is strongly encouraged that the appropriate SVP information and public safety information presented be reviewed with children after the meeting. 

For additional information contact the Heather Mann or Glenda Daniels at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office 970 565-8452.  Email hmann@so.montezuma.co.us or gdaniels@so.montezuma.co.us

Press Release - Montezuma County BOCC Has Suspended the County Fire Ban. Click for more Information

Results of June 30 Financial Audit

The Sheriff's Office has (76) full-time  and 1 part time employees , as well as a number of Reserves and Volunteers which include, Search & Rescue, Sheriff's Posse & Chaplains. Special units consist of two K-9 Units, a SWAT Team, and an SRO. Montezuma County encompasses approximately, 2200 square miles of canyons, national forest, mountains and high altitude desert. The population of the county is about 27,000 people, with the cities of Cortez (7,000), Dolores (1,100), Mancos (1,300) and Towaoc (1200) included in the population total. Towaoc is on the UTE Mountain UTE Indian Reservation which is patrolled by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Montezuma County also encompasses Mesa Verde National Park as well as areas of Hovenweep National Monument and the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. Other agencies inside Montezuma County include the Cortez Police Department, Mancos Marshal's Office, Colorado Division of Wildlife, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs, as well as the Colorado State Patrol.

Notice of change in "FINGERPRINT POLICY" Effective April 22, 2013, fingerprints will now be done on Thursdays from 07:30 - 4:00 p.m. Fingerprints will not be done on any other day except those mentioned.

The Montezuma County Sheriff's Office is happy to announce Video Visitation and the ability to visit an Inmate from Home. Click on the picture below:

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