First Responders Team Up With Idalia FBLA for Mock Crash

March 2, 2018 – The Colorado State Patrol and Yuma County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Idalia School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) to hold a mock crash exercise as a part of their state project.  The exercise required several months of planning and was held last Monday (February 26th) at an intersection approximately one mile southwest of Idalia. Continue Reading »

Sheriff’s Office Launches Canine Program

Posse Member Paul McCombs and K9 “Chief”

February 24, 2018–The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is preparing to launch its first ever canine program.  The need for this type of resource in our county is apparent, and the Sheriff’s Office diligently began researching and pursuing this project within the last 3-4 years.  With the recent culmination of several high-profile narcotics investigations, came a rather significant outpouring of community support, specifically for narcotics detection canines.  The support has come in several forms, including monetary donations and promises of donated services and equipment related to a canine program from concerned citizens and community organizations.  What propelled the Sheriff’s Office’s canine program forward was the volunteerism of a local citizen. Continue Reading »

Sheriff Day Announces County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship

Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Yuma County student this coming spring.  CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978.  Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for education and training. Sheriff Day and CSOC considers this an investment in the future and believes that these funds are helping to provide deserving students with an opportunity to make a positive contribution to society. Continue Reading »

Sheriff Day Elected CSOC President

Sheriff Chad Day being sworn in as CSOC President

During last week’s County Sheriff’s Of Colorado winter conference, Sheriff Chad Day was unanimously elected President of the statewide association of Colorado Sheriffs.

Sheriff Day has been on the CSOC board of directors for the past 5 years, and the last 4 as an officer on the leadership team. Sheriff Day’s representation on the association of Sheriffs in the state allows Yuma County to have an influence and impact on the direction of law enforcement locally and on a broader reach, and now as the President of the association can continue to advocate for rural law enforcement as well as law enforcement in general. Continue Reading »