• 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 the 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 to civil processes, including sales of real and personal property to satisfy debt or tax liens.

Otero County Sheriff Shawn Mobley

First Elected: November 2014

Current Term Expires: January 2027

Address222 East 2nd St, La Junta CO 81050
Phone - Emergency911
Phone - Non-Emergency719-384-5941


Sheriff Shawn Mobley standing in uniform in front of American flag

Otero County Undersheriff Matthew Wallace

222 East 2nd St

La Junta CO 81050

Email: mwallace@oterogov.org