• The county sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer of the county, responsible for maintaining the peace and enforcing state criminal laws.
  • The sheriff must provide court security and is required to serve and execute processes, subpoenas, writs and orders as directed by the County and District courts.
  • The sheriff operates the county jail, and must maintain and feed prisoners.
  • The sheriff is also fire warden for prairie or forest fires in the county, and is also responsible for Search and Rescue.
  • Issuance and approval of concealed handgun permits.
  • Finally, the sheriff performs certain functions in connection civil process, including sales of real and personal property to satisfy debt or tax liens.


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Shawn Mobley

First Elected: November, 2014
Current Term Expires: January, 2019


Otero County Sheriff Shawn Mobley

222 East 2nd
La Junta CO 81050

Phone:  Emergency - 911
  Non-Emergency - (719) 384-5941

Fax: (710) 384-2272



Undersheriff: David Gaskill