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The Office of the Sheriff is overseen by an independent elected official, the County Sheriff. Sheriff William ’Bill’ Masters was first appointed to fill the previous Sheriff’s term in 1980 and he is currently the longest serving Sheriff in Colorado’s history.

Sheriff Bill is committed to providing quality service to the community. Email the Sheriff with suggestions or comments anytime.

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Sheriff Bill Masters

Bill Masters
  1. County to Enter Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

    Unincorporated San Miguel County, by order of the Sheriff, will enter Stage 1 fire restrictions effective at 12:01 AM Thursday, July 2, 2020. Read on...
  2. Madani Ceus Sentenced for Role in Norwood Child Deaths

    Madani Ceus received two consecutive 32-year sentences for her role in the 2017 Norwood child deaths of today by Judicial District Court Judge Keri Yoder. Read on...
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