Police Department

South Fork Police Department

100 Silver Thread Lane

PO Box 369

South Fork, Colorado 81154

Phone (719) 873-1040, Fax (719) 873-1052

E-mail: policechief@southfork.org

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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.


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Position Vacancy - Chief of Police
Position Title:       Police Chief
                                        FLSA Exempt
Starting Wage Range:         $45,000 to $56,000 per year (depending upon qualifications)
Overall Job Objective:
Protect the lives, safety, health, welfare, and property of individuals within the South Fork town limits by enforcing municipal, state, and federal statutes, ordinances, and laws.  In addition to providing direction and supervision to the officers in the department, the Chief of Police also plays an active role in the patrol and enforcement activities of the department for a regularly scheduled shift plus on call hours so as to maintain 24 hour police coverage for the Town.  The Chief of Police is a member of the Town’s management team.
Essential functions include: (see job position for complete list)
  • Oversee all activities of the Police Department that includes but is not limited to administration, communication, investigation, patrol and supervision.
  • Patrol the Town to deter illegal activities and protect and preserve the safety and security of individuals, businesses, buildings, and neighborhoods.
  • Develop, recommend and administer department budget. Review and substantiate department funds and maintenance of fiscal controls on department revenue and expenditures.  Plans allocation and use of all monies budgeted for departmental operations.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate knowledge of police department operations and management, local government administration and knowledge of best practices in the management of municipal police services.
  • Minimum high school graduate or equivalent.  Bachelor degree or higher in criminal justice, business administration, public administration or equivalent degree is preferred.
  • Colorado POST certified or ability to become POST certified.
  • Minimum of five years’ progressive experience as a law enforcement officer in a supervisory position.  Command level experience preferred.
Any combination of training and related experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered on an individual basis.
Equipment Required:
  • The Town supplies uniform, jacket, protective vest, radio, firearms and Taser.
  • All other duty equipment is to be provided by the employee
Application Procedure:
Complete job description and application forms are available at www.colorado.gov/southforkcolorado or at Town Hall, 0100 Silver Thread Lane.  To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, a list of five (5) professional reference contacts and Town Employment Application via e-mail to the Town Administrator at townadministrator@southfork.org or by mail to PO Box 369 South Fork CO 81154.
Application Deadline:  Open until filled - First review of applications on December 10, 2018
Posting Date:   November 14, 2018


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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


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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.

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