Police Chief Talks Summer Safety

by Terry Clark, Chief of Police Greetings from the Salida Police Department. I am glad summer is officially here, and like most everyone, I am hoping for an eventful, fun and safe season. Salida has many events planned for this year, and I wanted to touch upon a few issues that I see during this […]

Prescription Drug Take-Back Planned

Chaffee County Build A Generation, with support and cooperation of the Sheriff’s office and the Buena Vista and Salida police departments, is promoting National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Prescription drugs are being misused and abused at alarming rates throughout the United States. As part of the effort to address this problem, the U.S. Drug Enforcement […]

Chief Gives Bicycle Safety Tips & Rules of the Road

By Terry Clark, Salida Police Chief Greetings from the Salida Police Department. I hope everyone is enjoying this summer-like weather we have had lately. I have been, but I am concerned about the overly dry conditions coming into the summer months. Given the weather conditions most of the winter, I have seen a lot of […]

New Faces at the City

The City of Salida welcomes three new employees. John Oliver Williams from Eagle, Colorado started Wednesday, February 8, as the new Salida Police Officer. A graduate of Colorado Mountain College Colorado Law Enforcement Academy, Williams said, “I’m excited to be here and meet community members. I’m ready to get started on the job.” On having […]

Police Department and Summer Events Update

Greetings from the Salida Police Department. Summer is here and the great Colorado weather has finally arrived. A quick update on our police department and summer time events in Salida. Our new police department in the Touber building has worked out great. We have been in the building just a little over a year now […]

City to begin Property Maintenance Code Enforcement in C-1 zone

A good way to avoid major, expensive repairs to your property is to perform routine maintenance. Well maintained properties provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike. In October of 2008 the City embarked on a systematic enforcement of the property maintenance code for commercial and multi-family buildings. At … more »

Police Officers’ charge of excessive force unfounded

Salida Police Department January 11, 2011 The Salida Police Department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have concluded their investigation of two Salida officers concerning allegations of using excessive force and failure to report.  The original report date was December 2, 2010.  CBI conducted the investigation and forwarded its findings to the 11th Judicial […]

More Phone Scams in Salida

From Chief Clark, City of  Salida Police Department. On January 12, 2011 our department received a phone call from a local citizen who reported a suspicious phone call, which she believed to be a scam. The Salida resident told us that a caller identified himself with the “National Medical Service” and proceeded to tell her […]

Pet Vaccination Clinic to be held on November 6

The Salida Police Department is hosting a “Rabies Clinic” as an opportunity for Salida area residents to have their dogs and cats vaccinated at reduced costs. Refreshments will be provided. Please call 539-6880 if you have questions. When:  Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Where: Scout Hut – 210 East Sackett, Salida, […]

How do I register my dog / cat with the City?

The City of Salida no longer requires dog or cat licenses. A voluntary registration program is available through the Arkansas Valley Humane Society if you wish to register your pet. Being included in AVHS’s database can help reconnect you with your pet in the event he or she is ever lost. The City’s registration requirement was […]