Marshal's Office

Our Team 
The Marshal's Office consists of Marshal Shane Schmalz, Deputy Ryan Hanson, Deputy Jeff Pickle, and Victim Advocate Elaine Wood.

  • The Marshal's (Police) Department consists of the marshal and deputies and dispatchers, judge and court clerk which are contracted services with other agencies.
  • The Marshal's Department provides general law enforcement to maintain public peace and safety; protect life and property and prevent crime. 
  • Conducts investigations; apprehends violators of the law; provides patrol services; enforces town regulations, state and federal statutes. 
  • Responds to requests for assistance; enforces traffic laws; provides animal control enforcement. 
  • Implements continuous officer training. 
  • Maintains cooperative relations with adjoining and overlapping law enforcement jurisdictions, including the Ouray County Sheriff.
  • Provides support to Ridgway School District.
  • Assists as requested in the enforcement of building and zoning code violations.

Law Enforcement Resources 
Ridgway Municipal Code Chapter 15 Traffic Regulations
2003 Model Traffic Code (Ordinance 10-01)
Dog Regulations & Leash Law (2017 Update)
Traffic Tickets and Citations (page processing) 
Court Information 
(page processing) 


How to Contact Staff 

 Town Marshal 

Shane Schmalz

   970-626-5196  

Sschmalz@town.ridgway.co.us 

Deputy Marshal II 

Ryan Hanson 

970-626-5196

Rhanson@town.ridgway.co.us
Deputy Marshal II 

 Jeff Pickle  

 970-626-5196  Jpickle@town.ridgway.co.us
Victim Advocate  Elaine Wood  970-626-5196

Ewood@town.ridgway.co.us