Yuma County Sheriff Chad Day, who was recently elected to the County Sheriffs of Colorado board of directors, 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.
Scholarship announcements have been mailed to all high school offices in the eligible counties and to all Colorado higher education institutions. Applications are available online at www.csoc.org, yumacountysheriff.net, or at the Yuma County Sheriff’s office in the courthouse in Wray.
This is the 35th year that County Sheriffs of Colorado has made such scholarships available. A scholarship will be awarded in more than thirty Colorado counties this year. Applications will be reviewed by a local citizens committee appointed by Sheriff Day, and a selection will be made on the basis of criteria established by CSOC.
This criterion includes leadership, merit, character, involvement and career purpose.Any legal permanent resident of Yuma County enrolled in, or applying to, a vocational training program or institution of higher learning in the State of Colorado as a full- or part-time student is eligible to apply. Thereare no restrictions as to the course of study or training which may be pursued, and no restrictions are placed upon applications by reason of race, creed, age, sex or national origin.
For more information, contact your local high school, college, the Yuma County Sheriff’s office or County Sheriffs of Colorado.
Download Application Here
Property Crimes have been noticeably on the rise for the past two years or so. Remote rural properties have been particularly vulnerable. There have been a high number of burglary and theft cases, and many that go unreported. Most of the cases that are reported involve losses of multiple thousands of dollars worth of property including trailers, vehicles, valuable metal, equipment and tools, grain, livestock, and fuel.
Sheriff Day is offering a couple of classes this month where Yuma county residents are invited to come hear and discuss some strategies that could decrease a property owner’s probability of being victimized by these kinds of crimes.
Blackwolf Emergency Prep, a local vendor, will be on hand to provide access to some products for that purpose.
The classes will be held at the election center across from the courthouse in Wray on January 25th, and at the ambulance barn in Yuma on February 1st. Both dates will begin at 9:30 and shouldn’t go past noon. The sessions are free of charge, and everyone is invited to come.
The Yuma County Sheriff’s office currently has openings in both the patrol division and the jail/detention division. These positions will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants will be placed on an eligibility list for any possible future vacancies. Those applying for the patrol division should already be Colorado POST certified or be able to challenge the Colorado POST certification.
Anyone interested in these positions should pick up an application (Personal History Statement) at the Sheriff’s office in Wray in the basement of the courthouse, download the application from yumacountysheriff.net, or call 970-332-4806 and ask for an application to be mailed.
The compensation range for each position based on qualifications and experience are as follows:
Patrol division $2,665 to $3,270
Detention division $2,415 to $3,120
Click here for an application. Personal History Statement