The Summit County Sheriff's Office, located in Breckenridge, Colorado, was established in 1861. The Sheriff's Office has 73 employees, within five divisions: Administration, Operations, Detentions, Animal Control and the Office of Emergency Management, all overseen by Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.
The Summit County Sheriff’s Office will request that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation investigate any and all incidents involving the discharge of a firearm by a Deputy that results in injury or death per Statute 16-2.5-301.
Statue 16-2.5-301. Peace Officer-involved shooting investigations –protocol. (1) EACH POLICE DEPARTMENT, SHERIFF’S OFFICE, AND DISTRICT ATTORNEY WITHIN THE STATE SHALL DEVELOP PROTOCOLS FOR PARTICIPATING IN A MULTI-AGENCY TEAM, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE OTHER POLICE DEPARTMENT OR SHERIFF’S OFFICE, OR THE COLORADO BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, IN CONDUCTING ANY INVESTIGATION, EVALUATION, AND REVIEW OF AN INCIDENT INVOLVING THE DISCHARGE OF A FIREMARM BY A PEACE OFFICER THAT RESULTED IN INJURY OR DEATH. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES PARTICIPATING NEED NOT BE FROM THE SAME JUDICIAL DISTRICT.