Sheriff's Office News

  1. Factual Summary of Sheriff's Office Retention, Investigation Case Closure Stats & Response Times

    Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons responds to accusations and questions that have been made in the past weeks. Inaccurate information is being circulated in regards to the Sheriff’s Office turnover rate, investigation case closures, & response times. Read on...
  2. Deputies Wear Pink Patches During October to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

    During the month of October, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies will wear uniforms with pink patches to support breast cancer awareness. Read on...
  3. Dog Bite on Peaks Trail Near Breckenridge

    On September 14, 2018 at approximately 6 p.m. Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Summit County Animal Control Officers responded to a report of a woman seriously bitten by a leashed dog on the Peaks Trail in unincorporated Summit County. Read on...
  4. Search and Rescue End-of-Year Award Received by Sheriff's Office

    On September 10, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was honored to learn the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), with recommendations from program staff and the Search and Rescue Advisory Council, was awarded with $12,435.00. Read on...
  5. Cattle Drive Down State Hwy 9

    As a chill begins to creep into the air and seasons look towards change, there is often an acute awareness one feels of the rhythmic and cyclical nature that surrounds us. Read on...
  6. Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons Announces Mike Schilling as New Operations Commander

    On August 22, 2018, Summit County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Mike Schilling was selected for the position of Commander of the Operations Division. Read on...
  7. New Mexico Dog Reunited with Owner After Missing For Two Months

    On August 11, 2018, a six-year-old malamute mix named Rainey, was happily reunited with her owner at the Summit County Animal Shelter after going missing for two months from New Mexico. Read on...
  8. Bike Thefts Increase in Summit County

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office has seen a recent increase in high-end bicycle thefts in unincorporated Summit County. The bikes have been stolen from areas located near the areas of Summit Cove and Keystone. Read on...
  9. Unexploded Avalanche Control Device Found

    On June 26, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an unexploded avalanche control device found in the area of Peak 7 on National Forest land. Read on...
  10. Sheriff's Office Seeks Children's Help to Name Speed Trailer at Safe Summer Kickoff

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is seeking our community’s children’s assistance with naming our much beloved patrol speed trailer. Read on...
  11. Summit County Animal Shelter Celebrates Adopt-A-Cat Month

    The Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is excited to announce that the month of June is Adopt-A-Cat Month. Read on...
  12. Sheriff's Office Urges Caution During Spring Runoff

    With local river flows at or near their peak, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents and visitors to be mindful of high water levels throughout the area. Read on...
  13. County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Winner Announced in Summit County

    Jaime FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Donovan Rubio is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Summit County. Read on...
  14. Summit County Animal Control Shelter Hosts Bow Wow Film Festival

    Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is excited to host the Bow Wow Film Festival. The Bow Wow Film Festival is a Boulder, CO based traveling film fest that celebrates, educates and inspires all things dog, through the art of short film. Read on...
  15. Summit County Sheriff's Office Reminds Public to be Aware of Phone Scams

    The Summit County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind the public to be vigilant in recognizing fraud schemes. Read on...
  16. Charges Filed in Copper Mountain Skier Assault

    In connection with the April 14, 2018 incident at Copper Mountain Ski Resort the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has concluded their review of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office investigation. Read on...
  17. Sheriff's Office Conducts Criminal Investigation at Copper Mountain Special Event

    On Saturday, April 14, 2018 Copper Mountain Ski Resort was hosting the Red Bull Slope Soakers 2018 special event. Read on...
  18. Sheriff's Office Secures Area While Communicating With Reported Suicidal Male

    On April 6, 2018 at approximately 7:04 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Wildflower condominium complex at 306 Illinois Gulch Road in unincorporated Summit County for the report of a 36 year-old male suicidal subject. Read on...
  19. Summit County School Threat Results in Juvenile Arrest

    At approximately 3:25 p.m. on April 4, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District received a school threat at Summit High School. Read on...
  20. Skier Fatality at Breckenridge Ski Resort

    On March 23, 2018 at approximately 3:55 p.m. the Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a skier that collided with a tree at Breckenridge Ski Resort on Peak 9. Read on...
View All

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)