Sheriff’s Office 2017 Budget Proposal

On 9/14/16 Sheriff Chad Day and Undersheriff Adam Wills presented the 2017 budget proposal to the Yuma County Board of Commissioners. Sheriff Day believes that posting this budget for public access is an important measure of transparency. He believes the public deserves to know what we’re requesting and why.

You will quickly recognize that the primary focus of this year’s budget presentation is personnel, as it has been in the last several budget proposals. Competitive compensation for current staff that make this agency operate in a professional and efficient way, as well as increased staffing levels to share the heavy load of responsibility is of utmost importance in comparison to every other funding request.

You can expect to see an update posted when the Board of County Commissioners budgeting process is complete and we know what resources we will have to work with in the coming year.

You can review the budget proposal along with the articulation given for the requests by clicking on the photo link below:


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Rocky Mountain HIDTA Releases Latest Statistics on Marijuana Use in Colorado

This week, the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) released it’s fourth report in a series dating back to 2012 called Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact.  The latest report is brief in comparison to some of it’s predecessors but contains some updated statistical information in areas such as impaired driving, adult vs. youth use rates, hospital-related admissions, and diversion to other states.  Read the full report below:

The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact (September, 2106)

To see previous reports in the series click HERE

Rivera Sentenced in 2012 Sex Assault on 14/yo Girl

Yuma County Jail Booking Photo Jose Carmen Rivera-Leija

Yuma County Jail Booking Photo
Jose Carmen Rivera-Leija

On August 1st Jose Carmen Rivera-Leija was sentenced in the 2012 forcible sexual assault of a then 14-year-old girl that occurred at a party in Yuma County.  After spending 3 years and 19 days evading capture, the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Rivera in Kingfisher, Oklahoma on July 20th, 2015.  Rivera’s capture was the product of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office’s participation as a member of the US Marshals Colorado Violent Offender Task Force, which they joined in September of 2014. Continue Reading »

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