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Services Provided Include:
Burn Restriction Information
Concealed Handgun

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From Sheriff Mike Ensminger

NEW PROCEDURE: Concealed Handgun Permit Renewals
Colorado Revised Statutes now require concealed handgun permits to be renewed in the county in which the permit holder resides, maintains a secondary residence or owns or leases real property used by the permit holder in a business.  More information

NEW - 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 Order-
Occupancy and Use Restrictions / Manufactured Target Requirements

Mission Statement
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 police.
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 spirit and
word of this philosophy, Constitution of the United States, laws of the State of Colorado and Ordinances
of the County of Teller.
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
Sheriff Mike Ensminger Sheriff Mike Ensminger

Contact Information

11400 W. Hwy 24
Divide, CO

Mailing Address:
PO Box 27     
Divide, CO 80814

Administrative Office
Staff Hours:

7:30AM - 4:30PM
Except Holidays


General Questions for the
Sheriff's Offic

Mike Ensminger -

John Gomes - Undersheriff
Jennifer Graumann -
Detentions Commander

Mark Morlock -
ERT/ Operations Commander/
Professional Standards


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