Operational since 1876, the Montrose County Sheriff's Office is governed by Montrose County in Colorado. It employs a work force of more than 100 people. The office is responsible for coordinating search and rescue efforts. It works in partnership with state, federal and municipal agencies to improve law enforcement services. The Montrose County Sheriff's Office administers educational programs for protecting against identity theft; recognizing money scams; and reporting suspicious activities. It offers record search and clearance and fingerprinting services. The office also provides online information related to visiting the detention center. It additionally offers online telephone numbers for emergency and nonemergency issues.