Derek Navarette is the current Sheriff of the Las Animas County, Colorado area proudly serving the community since 1996. Sheriff Navarette, during his tenure in law enforcement, served with the Colorado State Patrol prior to joining the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office.

Responsibilities for the Sheriff in Las Animas County, Colorado, include but are not limited to providing security for the County and District Courts of the Las Animas area.

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The Sheriff is responsible for making certain that service of subpoenas, writs and orders as directed by the County and District Courts are adhered too. The Sheriff is also responsible for maintaining the County Detention Center making certain detainees are well cared for and fed. He is the warden for prairie and forest fires as well as the Search and Rescue Division. Most importantly, Sheriff Navarette is the Chief Law enforcement officer of the county who is responsible for maintaining peace and enforcing state criminal laws.

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We're always open. Counter service is available Mondays through Fridays from 8am - 4pm. After hours contact us at 719-846-4441 for non-emergencies or call 911 for emergency situations.

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Our mission at the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office is to safeguard the lives and property of the community members we serve, to reduce the incidence of fear of crime and enhance public safety through thorough investigation of criminal activity and traffic enforcement. 

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The Las Animas County Sheriff's Office is located at the Garcia Justice Center: 2309 E. Main Street Trinidad, CO 81082

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Detention Center Information:

Information about inmates currently incarcerated at the Las Animas County Jail can be ascertained by contacting us at 719-846-2211. Click here to view the current jail roster. Sgt. Juan Trancoso is the Interim Jail Administrator.

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You can contact the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office. by calling our office at 719-846-2211. If you have an emergency please call 911. You can also email us.

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About Us:

The Sheriff's Office is responsible for a wide variety of public safety services that include providing law enforcement services in the unincorporated areas of the county as well as keeping the county jail, assisting with wild land fire suppression, search and rescue, and civil process service.

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A Stage 1 Fire Restriction is in place for Las Animas County