About Us


The mission of the Archuleta County Sheriff's Office is to protect and serve the citizens of our county through innovative hard work and community partnerships.


The Sheriff's Office is responsible for over 1,300 square miles and serves a population of approximately 40,000 at the peak of our season.

Our jurisdiction ranges from the base of the beautiful Wolf Creek Mountain to the equally beautiful valley of Bayfield, from the Weminuche Wilderness on to the New Mexico state line.

Sheriff Richard Valdez, Undersheriff Mike LeRoux, and the entire staff are proud of the service we deliver. We encourage feedback to ensure our services remain the best in the country.

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