From Sheriff Mike Ensminger
The Sheriff’s Office is in the process of replacing the
I.D. card printer used for Concealed Handgun Permit
cards. We ask that you allow up to three weeks for the
process to be completed. We will be in contact with those of
you expecting cards as soon as it is up and running . Thank
you for your patience.
NEW PROCEDURE: Concealed Handgun Permit Renewals
Colorado Revised Statutes now require concealed handgun permits to be renewed in the county in which the permittee resides, maintains a secondary residence or owns or leases real property used by the permittee in a business.
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Craigslist Safe Zone -
Located on the north side of the Sheriff's Office by the entrance
to the lower level of the building (near HWY24). There is
a metal sign attached to the building identifying this
parking area as the Exchange area between the hours of
10am-4pm, 7 days a week. This will allow citizens to feel
secure and give us the opportunity to have video
surveillance of transactions in this area.
Forest Service Restrictions for
The Mission of the Teller County Sheriff’s Office is to enhance the quality of
life in Teller County by working cooperatively with the diverse communities to
enforce the laws of the United States Constitution and the State of Colorado. We
will strive to reduce the incidences of crime, preserve the peace , and provide
a safe community. It is our sworn duty to serve with dignity, honor and
respect, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical
standards to maintain public trust.
Code of Ethics
We believe in the preservation of basic human rights and maintenance of
individual dignity under the rule and spirit of law which dictates that the ends
do not always justify the means and that punishment is not a function of the
We believe in proactive team management, open communication
and personnel input as a part of the policy and procedure formulation process.
We all recognize that once a decision is taken it is critical that everyone,
even those who may hold a contrary view, must work together to achieve
department goals. We believe in providing, empathetic, responsible and
professional service to citizens and visitors alike to ensure the quality of
life enjoyed in our rustic communities. The citizens of Teller County have
endowed us with a public trust. We honor that trust by holding ourselves to the
highest standards of professional conduct, wholly subscribing to the Law
Enforcement Code of Ethics.
As members of the Law Enforcement Community a great deal
more is expected of us than of those in other pursuits. Therefore, we hold that
our actions shall be professional, reasonable, exemplary and consistent with the
word of this philosophy, Constitution of the United States, laws of the State of
Colorado and Ordinances
of the County of Teller.
News and Information
4th Annual Teller County Sheriff's Office Open House - July 11th, 2015.
Click here for more info.
Teller County Emergency Assistance and Response Program.
can fill out a simple form that will allow authorities
to quickly contact an individual
during and emergency.
Click here for info and application form.
Notes from the Sheriff
Sheriff Ensminger's position on Proposed Gun Legislation
Sheriff Changes Reporting of Concealed Handgun Permit
Citizens Complaint Procedures
Prescription Medicine Drop-Off
Burn Restriction Information
Handgun Information Packet
Concealed Handgun Permit
Concealed Handgun FAQ's
Concealed Handgun Lost or
Address Change Form
System (Reverse 911)
Teller County Detention Center Inmate Database Search
TCSO Volunteer Application