The Weld County Sheriff's duties are established by Colorado Statutes and the Weld County Home Rule Charter and include, but are not limited to, maintenance of a county jail, service and execution of all processes, writs, precepts, and orders of the County and District Courts or presented for service by citizens pursuant to civil procedure, transportation of prisoners, security of the courthouse, search and rescue, control of grassland fires, and the investigation of crimes or breech of the peace. Some of these duties are confined to areas outside incorporated fire districts while other duties include the entire county and its citizens without regard to political subdivision boundaries.

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Steve Reams

image of steve reams Term: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2022
phone: (970) 356-4015

Sheriff Steve Reams began his career with the Weld County Sheriff's Office in 1997 as a master control operator in the Weld County Jail. During his time at the sheriff's office, Reams has held many positions in both the Detentions Division and the Patrol Division, which has provided him with a background and understanding of the day-to-day operations of all facets of the agency.

Sheriff Reams oversees more than 450 employees in the Patrol, Detentions, Courts and Volunteer divisions of the Weld County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Reams is statutorily required to provide public safety services to over 300,000 residents in a county that encompasses 4,017 square miles. He is responsible for the operation of the Weld County Jail, which will soon expand its capacity to approximately 1,300 inmates. He's also responsible for providing inmate transport and security services to the county and district courts of Colorado's 19th Judicial District.