Welcome Message from Chief Clark


Welcome to the Salida Police Department website. I invite you to take advantage of the information and activities provided by our department. The City of Salida is located in the “Heart of the Rockies”, 100 miles west of Colorado Springs and 140 miles Southwest of Denver. Recreation is abundant in our valley and includes Skiing, River Rafting, Hiking, Camping, and Fishing. This, plus the wonderful people in our community, are what make this one of the best places in the world to live.

The department is comprised of 15 sworn officers and two civilian employees. Officers are assigned to patrol, traffic functions, investigations, and assigned school functions. Our department teams up with other local law enforcement agency’s to form a Drug Task force and a regional response team.

We have adopted the policy of Community Policing and our officers strive to work with Community members to solve problems, using innovative measures to accomplish long term problem solving throughout the community. We are committed to work with every member of the community, resident or visitor to keep Salida as the best place to live, work and play.

Thank you for taking the time to check us out and we hope the information has been helpful. We are very proud of our staff and the commitment they have in providing the best in law enforcement for Colorado. Feel free to contact us at anytime with any concerns or comments.