The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office is a full-service law enforcement agency that investigates crimes and identifies and apprehends criminals. It offers custody and control services for arrested individuals through its detention facility that employs more than 10 individuals and can house over 45 prisoners. The office maintains an operation support bureau that has a crime scene unit. It also operates patrol, investigation, dispatch, and records and administration divisions. The office provides communication services for other agencies. In addition, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office provides animal control, fire, river rescue and traffic enforcement solutions. It provides search and rescue services for children, hikers, hunters and senior citizens.