The Sheriff is responsible for maintaining the San Miguel County Jail. Responsibilities include taking in inmates for arrests made by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in the County. This includes the towns of Telluride, Norwood, Mountain Village and Colorado State Patrol.
The jail also transports inmates to local and district court, medical facilities and other detention facilities as needed. The Jail is a 37 bed facility and provides food service and 24-hour medical care to inmates.