702 Rosita Ave
Westcliffe, CO 81252
Phone: (719) 783-2270
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Contact: Jim Parkes
Founded in 2003, the Custer County Sheriff’s Posse is an all-volunteer organization that serves as an extension of the Sheriff’s Office, providing public safety services to the citizens of Custer County. Civic-minded Posse members donate their time performing a multitude of functions including traffic control, school patrol, courtroom security, inmate transports and evacuations (more than 3,300 hours in 2017).
In addition to an array of talents, knowledge, and experience that every Posse member has, each must participate in regular training on policing techniques – arrest control, firearms, decisional shooting, room clearing, felony stops, and driver training. Posse are required to complete a biannual handgun qualification with the Deputies.
Conducting modern-day law enforcement requires an array of sophisticated equipment.
With today’s limited budgets, the Posse receives little funding from the Sheriff’s Office. Dedicated to serving Custer County, Posse members, using their personal funds, purchase nearly all of their required law enforcement uniforms and equipment.
To perform at a professional level, our Posse needs community support via donations for specialized equipment, training, and uniforms. Our goal is to give back to the community in ways that keep the county, its communities, and its citizens safe.