Police Department

South Fork Police Department

100 Silver Thread Lane

PO Box 369

South Fork, Colorado 81154

Phone (719) 873-1040, Fax (719) 873-1042

E-mail: policechief@southfork.org

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Honesty, Dignity, Integrity

It is the mission of the South Fork Police Department to provide the community with efficient, effective and professional law enforcement service, which will enhance and enrich the lives of all its citizens. We will accomplish this mission by living a life of integrity, accepting nothing less than honesty, showing dignity for all. By being dependable, objective and fair in our dealings with the community. We will always accept responsibility for our actions and continue to seek improvement in our professional lives.


Emergency Contact Lists

Depositing Snow on Roadway Prohibited

South Fork Police Department
Colorado Concealed Weapons Course

A concealed Weapons firearm training course will be offered by the South Fork Police Department on October 11 and 12, 2019. This will be an eight hour course and will satisfy requirements for a concealed firearm carry permit upon successful completion.

Cost: No charge for the course, a range fee, if not a member of Rio Grande Sportsman Club may apply. We do take donations for the range.

When: The course will begin at 6:00 pm on October 11, until 10:00 pm. This will be a classroom study. Bring firearm for inspection. NO AMMUNITION PLEASE. There will be four hours of training in the use and proficiency of a firearm. Saturday October 12, 2019 we will meet at the Rio Grande Sportsman Club at 8:00 am for weapons function check and live fire proficiency.

Where: Friday at the South Fork Community Center, 254 Hwy 149, South Fork, CO 81154. Saturday at the Rio Grande Sportsman Club located between Monte Vista and Del Norte on Highway 160 and Rifle Range Road.

Materials: A modern center fire or rim fire handgun will be acceptable upon completion of a safety and function check by on-site armors. A suitable hip holster will be required for training. No cross draw or shoulder holsters. Please bring a minimum of thirty (30) rounds of factory practice ammunition. Hearing protection and eye protection will be required. A ball cap, for sun protection, and proper clothing is recommended. Classroom size is limited to TWENTY (20), please register early. Standby registrations will be accepted in the case of cancellations. Please register by bringing or mailing this registration form to the South Fork Police Department or emailing to policechief@southfork.org. If you have any questions regarding registration please contact Chief Coty Arthur, South Fork Police Department at 719-873-1040.

The Town of South Fork Police Department welcomes new officer Lukas Brown on July 10, 2019


South Fork Municipal Judge Don Allee swears in Officer Lukas Brown with Chief Arthur and Town Manager Dan Hicks. Officer Brown's wife, Marlen Santoyo pins on his badge after the swearing in with daughter Arlete Bonilla looking on.

Please welcome our new Police Chief Coty Arthur. Chief Arthur was sworn in on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 9:00am by Judge Don Allee at the South Fork Town Hall.  

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Dear Applicant

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is in the process of implementing a new, Statewide Digital Fingerprinting Process known as CABS (Colorado Applicant Background Services). This program is tentatively scheduled to start implementation on Monday September 24, 2018.

Who We are: American Bioidentity Inc., dba Colorado Fingerprinting is an approved vendor for the new CABS Digital Fingerprinting Process. American Bioidentity Inc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American DataBank Group located in Downtown Denver since 1999. From its Denver headquarters American DataBank has provided background screening and advanced compliance management technology nationwide for 19 years. As a home-grown Colorado company, Colorado Fingerprinting is committed to your success and the success of the CABS program.

How the CABS Program Will Work:

You can choose to be fingerprinted at any of our convenient locations; we are in the process of opening over 40 locations throughout the State of Colorado. When you need fingerprinting the new, streamlined process look like this:

  1. Online Registration - You will register through our online Enrollment Center at www.coloradofingerprinting.com where you will identify yourself and the entity requesting your report. Please note the registration will be active as of September 24, 2018.
  2. Convenient Location and Time - Use the Enrollment Center to select a convenient location, date and time for your appointment.
  3. Payment or Billing Account - After providing all required information you can pay with either credit card, money order or provide a billing account number if provided by your requesting institution.
  4. Confirmation - You receive an appointment confirmation with your Order Number by text and by email.
  5. Fingerprinting - Go to the fingerprint location at your scheduled time. Provide the Order Number to the enrollment agent along with your government issued photo ID (drivers license, state issued ID, US passport or foreign-issued passport). Your livescan fingerprints, digital photo and digital signature are then captured and submitted to CBI.
  6. Results - The results are returned by CBI to the entity requesting your report.
  7. Status - You can login to the Enrollment Center at any time to see the status of your fingerprint submission.

Please contact us 720-292-2722, toll free 833-224-2227 or email info@coloradofingerprinting.com if you have any questions or need assistance.


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Town of South Fork Emergency Operations Plan

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Online Ticket Payment

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Helpful Information

Department of Motor Vehicle

Vehicle Registration — Rio Grande County Clerk/Recorders Office: (719) 657-3334


Driver License

Required to change after 30 days to a Colorado driver license after becoming a resident.

DMV, 715 6th St., Alamosa (719) 589-4274


Department of Revenue

The go to site for motor vehicle, taxes and driver information


The South Fork Police Department needs your help, please report all suspicious activity, persons and vehicles in your neighborhood. Together we can make our community safe.

Please be aware of of the Public Health and Safety Ordinance 02-05 regarding trash containers and littering.