About the San
Miguel County Sheriff’s Office
The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency that provides
patrol, investigative and correctional services. Additionally, they provide a number of specialized services
such as county-wide dispatch, search and rescue and reserve deputy sheriff program.
According to the San Miguel County
Sheriff’s Office, “The Communications and Corrections section provide for security and care of inmates in the
Sheriffs Office modern 34 bed detention facility. It is staffed by 4 Certified Colorado Peace Officers and 11 Communications
and Corrections Specialist deputies (CCS). The deputies assigned to this section also provide 24 hour emergency communications
for the entire county. They dispatch for 1 police department, 2 fire departments, 1 ambulance crews, two medical clinics and
the Sheriff's Office.
The San Miguel County Search and Rescue
covers approximately 1200 square mile ranging from high desert at an altitude of 5,000 ft to high alpine at an altitude in
excess of 14,000 ft. SAR covers everything from lost hikers, technical rock rescues helicopter extractions, and avalanche