Sheriff's Office News

  1. Sheriff's Office and Town of Silverthorne Open Blue River

    Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Silverthorne have received notification from Denver Water that flow levels in the Blue River have significantly decreased. Read on...
  2. Boating Accident Death in Dillon Reservoir

    On June 13, 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a storm cell blew in from the southwest producing winds in excess of 40 mph and 4 foot waves on Dillon Reservoir, causing multiple boats to capsize. Read on...
  3. Sheriff Responds to Dialogue on Use of Force

    As your Sheriff, I take a strong stand with the professional and caring men and women of law enforcement who keep our community safe 24 hours a day. Read on...
  4. Una carta abierta a nuestra comunidad del Condado de Summit

    Los recientes acontecimientos nacionales han vuelto a destacar una relación tensa entre las autoridades policiales y las comunidades a las que han jurado servir y proteger. Read on...
  5. Summit County Law Enforcement Letter to the Community

    Recent national events have, again, highlighted a strained relationship between law enforcement and the communities they have sworn to serve and protect. Read on...
  6. Sheriff's Office and Town of Silverthorne Close Blue River

    Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Silverthorne have received notification from Denver Water that flow levels in the Blue River are to be increased up to 1,000 cfs today, June 1, 2020. Read on...
  7. Sheriff Administrative Office Hours Resume

    Starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office will resume regular business hours. Read on...
  8. Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession Details

    On Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. the community is invited to enjoy a celebratory motorcade procession to honor the Class of 2020. Read on...
  9. Save the Date for the Summit County Senior Class of 2020 Procession

    Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons and the Town of Breckenridge announces the SAVE THE DATE of May 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Breckenridge Main Street for the public to celebrate the graduating Summit High School Seniors Class of 2020. Read on...
  10. County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Winner in Summit County Announced

    Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons, is pleased to announce that Summit High School Senior Anna Tomlinson is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Summit County. Read on...
  11. Sheriff's Office Responds to Citizen Questions About Public Health Order Violations

    Since the first Summit County Public Health Order was signed by the Public Health Director on March 17, 2020, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office has continued to respond to the numerous complaints from the public about violations. Read on...
  12. Summit County Animal Control Reminder on Rabies

    Warmer weather is on the way and with that more wildlife encounters. Are you aware of which animals in Summit County are rabies carriers? Do you know what to do if your animal brings one in the house? Read on...
  13. Sheriff's Office Reminds Public About Dangers of Melting Ice

    With the onset of spring thaw in the high country, the Summit County Sheriff’s office reminds the public of the dangers of melting ice in and around Summit County waterways. Read on...
  14. Sheriff's Office Investigates Welfare Check

    On April 18, 2020 at approximately 5:05 p.m. Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies began investigating the report of a suicidal woman who was armed with a handgun in the Wildernest subdivision in unincorporated Summit County. Read on...
  15. Sheriff Uses Existing Authority to Manage Trailhead Usage

    Summit County Sheriff, Jaime FitzSimons extends his appreciation to the public for respecting the Public Health Order for social distancing in respect to trailhead usage to access the National Forest. Read on...
  16. Sheriff's Office Reminds the Public to Report Suspicious Behavior & Lock Up Vehicles & Valuables

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds the public of the importance to continue being the Eyes and Ears in the community and in their neighborhood. Read on...
  17. Summit County Animal Control & Shelter Adaptation to COVID-19

    In compliance with the public health order issued by the Summit County Board of County Commissioners that Summit County minimize social contact, the Animal Shelter will be providing modified service until further notice. Read on...
  18. Sheriff's Office Adaptation to COVID-19

    In response to the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office will be adapting how we do business. Read on...
  19. Sheriff Investigates Skier Death at Keystone Ski Resort

    On March 9, 2020 at approximately 3:25 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a fifty-one year old male skier that was found unconscious and not breathing in the trees off the side of a ski run at Keystone Ski Resort Read on...
  20. Sheriff's Office Investigates Skier Collision at Keystone Resort

    On March 7, 2020, at approximately 1:55 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a collision involving two snowboarders. Read on...
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2016 SCSO News Releases

JAIL INMATE ATTEMPTS SUICIDE
April 11, 2016
 
INTOXICATED MAN KNOCKS ON WRONG DOOR
March 28, 2016

BEWARE OF PHONE SCAMS

April 21, 2016

2015 SCSO News Releases



SCSO WARNS CITIZENS OF FRAUD SCHEME
December 15, 2015

SCSO SEEKS PUBLIC'S HELP IN AUTO THEFT
November 17, 2015

MAN DIES AFTER ROLLOVER ACCIDENT
October 20, 2015

BRUSH CREEK ​FIRE UPDATE
October 8, 2015

THREE HOUR STANDOFF ENDS IN SURRENDER OF ARMED SUBJECT

September 18, 2015

SUMMIT COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY OFFERS IMPROVED INMATE VISITATION
September 17, 2015

ROAD CLOSURES/TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED DURING USA PRO CHALLENGE BIKE RACE
August 14, 2015

AUGUST 15TH IS CHECK THE CHIP DAY

August 13, 2015

SHERIFF JOHN MINOR APPOINTED TO THE PEACE OFFICERS STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOARD
July 27, 2015

SHERIFF'S OFFICE ASK FOR PUBLIC'S HELP IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECT(S)
July 24, 2015

SWIFT WATER SAFETY MESSAGE
June 11, 2015

SUMMIT COUNTY TO CONDUCT MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT EXERCISE JUNE 3
June 2, 2015

SUMMIT COUNTY SHERIFF'S INTRODUCES NEW TEMPORARY PARKING PERMIT

May 18, 2015

DOG AND OWNER REUNITED DUE TO MICROCHIP


April 28, 2015

DROP OFF UNUSED/EXPIRED RX DRUGS AT SUMMIT COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER
April 22, 2015

Animal Control Receives Grant From Wags And Menace
April 14, 2015


2014 SCSO News Releases

 

WHO KILLED THESE GIRLS
December 16, 2014 (Schnee/Oberholtzer flyer)

OPENINGS FOR NEW MEMBERS-CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
December 1, 2014

LOCK YOUR VEHICLES
October 7, 2014

MISSING PERSON JACK MCATEE
September 29, 2014

IRS Scam


August 06, 2014

Citizens Police Academy
July 29, 2014
 (CPA Application)

Bella The Survivor
June 25, 2014 (Bella Reunited 1) (Bella Reunited 2)

Assault 6/17/2014 Update
June 20, 2014

Assault 6/17/2014
June 17, 2014

2014 Montezuma Flood
June 04, 2014 (Montezuma Flood Map) (Montezuma Flood Picture) (Montezuma Flood Picture)

2014 Wildfire Preparedness Exercise
May 27, 2014

Spring Runoff and Swift Water Safety
May 23, 2014

Arrest Made in Drug, Juvenile Sexual Assault Case
May 7, 2014 (Fritts.jpg)

Firefighters Battle Small Fire North of Silverthorne
May 5, 2014 (MtPowellFire.jpg)

Summit County Sheriff's Office Awards Scholarship
April 9, 2014 (Scholarship.jpg)

Sheriff's Office and Summit School District Urge Parents to Monitor Teen Cell Phone and Internet Use
March 28, 2014

Sheriff's Office Recognized as Hometown Heroes
March 20, 2014 (HometownHeroes.jpg)

Sheriff's Office K-9 "Tommy" Retires
March 5, 2014 (Tommy.jpg; SimthandTommy.jpg)

Avalanche Update: Body of Missing Skier Located
February 11, 2014

Avalanche Reported in Summit County; One Reported Missing
February 11, 2014

Summit County Rapid Avalanche Deployment Program Recognizes Team Members
January 23, 2014 (Patch.jpg; RAD Team Photo.jpg; Sheriff RAD Presentation.jpg)

Sheriff Announces Re-Election Bid
January 3, 2014 (Announcement.jpg)