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Weld County Sheriff's Office Administration Division


The Weld County Sheriff's duties are established by Colorado Statutes and the Weld County Home Rule Charter and include, but are not limited to, maintenance of a county jail, service and execution of all processes, writs, precepts, and orders of the County and District Courts or presented for service by citizens pursuant to civil procedure, transportation of prisoners, security of the courthouse, search and rescue, control of grassland fires, and the investigation of crimes or breech of the peace. Some of these duties are confined to areas outside incorporated fire districts while other duties include the entire county and its citizens without regard to political subdivision boundaries.


A candidate for sheriff must be a graduate of a certified law enforcement academy, or, graduate of an institution requiring a minimum of 90 quarter or 60 semester credit hours for graduation, or, have a minimum of five years experience as an administrator in law enforcement, and be a qualified elector of the state residing in the county one year prior to election. The sheriff serves a four year term. The sheriff s office is located in Greeley, the county seat, with substations in Fort Lupton and Del Camino.

All personnel, except the Undersheriff, are administered in accordance with the personnel procedures adopted by the Board of County Commissioners pursuant to Home Rule Charter requirements for a county personnel system, A G.E.D. equivalent to masters degree are the minimum educational standards required depending upon the position job description within the organization. The jail department has the largest concentration of both human and fiscal resources within the sheriffs office. Besides traditional careers in law enforcement, the sheriffs office also has office technicians, counselors, juvenile and adult security staff, and many other personnel assignments that offer a unique range of specialization and training opportunities.

Contact Information

Weld County Sheriff's Office

1950 O Street
Greeley, CO 80631
phone: (970) 356-4015
toll free: 800-436-9276

Weld County Sheriff

Steve Reams

Weld County Undersheriff

Donnie Patch

Concealed Handgun Permits

Kelly Cogswell

phone: (970) 400-2865
fax: (970) 304-6467

Providing effective public safety services with honor and integrity.