The statutory duties of a Sheriff in Colorado can be found in Colorado Revised Statutes 30-10-501 through 524, and are as follows.
The duties and responsibilities of the autonomous Office of the Sheriff are set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes. These include:
- Maintain peace and order
- Provide general law enforcement services such as patrol and crime prevention
- Serve criminal warrants and civil process
- Operate a jail
- Coordinate search and rescue efforts
- Suppress prairie and forest fires