Sheriff

News Release on Log Hill clubhouse fire


SAVE THE DATE! Ouray County will be launching a NEW mass notification system called Ouray County Alerts. The new system is scheduled to GO LIVE in December, 2022 and REPLACES CodeRed.

Ouray County Alerts will be used to communicate public safety topics including severe weather, evacuations, and other emergency messages from local law enforcement, emergency medical services, Ouray Mountain Rescue, Public Health, etc.

Please continue to follow us for details on where and how to sign-up once the system is live.

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Ouray County Alerts (1)




Results of Simms Fire Facilitated Learning Analysis Released



There are currently no fire restrictions in place in Ouray County.


Check all local and regional fire restrictions HERE


Notice: The Community Advisory Committee will meet in person at the Ouray County 4-H Event Center, Thursday, August 18 at 3pm.


No Burning on Fire Weather Watch or 

Red Flag Warning days!

Fire Weather Watch (1)Red Flag Warning


Press Release: BOCC authorizes Sheriff to enact fire restrictions and limited fire bans.


June 1, 2022 - Simms Fire News Release


2021 Annual Report


Ouray County Sheriff's Office

The Ouray County Sheriff's office is responsible for law enforcement services, fire protection, and search and rescue services in the unincorporated areas of Ouray County. 

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Mission Statement

The Ouray County Sheriff's office is committed to providing the citizens of Ouray County with effective and efficient law enforcement. We will apply the laws of the State of Colorado and the Constitution justly and consistently while treating every individual with dignity, courtesy, and respect. 

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