Safety & Law

Learn about Boulder County’s public safety, court services and witness support programs. Meet your Sheriff, District Attorney and Coroner. Find support and assistance during times of crisis. Get up-to-date information about local emergencies. Choose safety when using handguns and firearms. Get information on wildfire history in Boulder County.

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Emergency Mass Notification System

Boulder County Sheriff utilizes an emergency notification system that allows residents of the county and all cities within to be notified of emergency situations. Notifications can be received via cell, home and work phones, and by text messaging and/or email.

Restorative Justice

Our aim is to provide a restorative process by which victims are heard and understood, offenders take responsibility for harm, and loved ones and community members offer support. Learn more about how to get involved.

Employment & Volunteering with the Sheriff’s Office

See current employment opportunities and volunteer positions that are available within the Sheriff’s office, including the Victim Assistance program, and the Sheriff reserve and cadet programs.

Concealed Handgun Permit

Learn about the concealed handgun permit eligibility, application, training and requirements .

Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy

The Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy is a 19 week course providing an overview of various law enforcement topics. The program explains the different aspects of police work using classroom discussions and hands-on demonstrations. A sample of the subjects covered in the course include patrol procedures, K-9/Bomb Team/SWAT, emergency service, jail operations and tour, traffic enforcement, DUI, firearms training, and defensive driving.