The Salida Police Department is responsible for the peace and safety of our residents and businesses. The powers given to us allow us to enforce and uphold municipal, state and federal laws. We have the power to make an arrest for any crime done in the violation of the laws of the city or the laws of the state. Our day to day operations involve patrol functions, traffic control, investigations, Municipal Court security and answering calls for service. We provide Code Enforcement which includes animals, parking, code violations and enforcement of Property Maintenance violations.

The Salida Police Department is accredited via the Professional Standards Compliance Award, which recognizes outstanding police and sheriff departments throughout Colorado based on 186 established professional standards. The accreditation program is sanctioned by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the County Sheriffs of Colorado, which represent all local and county law enforcement in Colorado. There are 232 law enforcement agencies in Colorado and only 46 of these agencies are accredited.


We contract with Chaffee County for records keeping. Chaffee County maintains all of Salida police reports and documentation. The records division has three full time employees and operates from the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office at 641 W 3rd in Salida. The business office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 A.M to 5 P.M. If you need copies of police reports you can contact the records department for assistance. The phone number is 719-539-2814. Click Here for a full list of services and rates.