Town of South Fork Police Department
100 Silver Thread Lane
PO Box 369
South Fork, Colorado 81154
Phone (719) 873-1040, Fax (719) 873-1042
The mission of the South Fork Police Department is to work as an equal partner with the community to reduce crime, the fear of crime and enhance public safety by interacting with all citizens and visitors in the Town of South Fork.
To fulfill our vision and achieve our mission, we, the members of the South Fork Police Department are committed to these core values
Honesty and Integrity
We value and expect truth, honesty, and ethical behavior from the officers in our department. Honesty and integrity are central to all the values we embrace daily. Honesty and integrity are the foundations of community trust.
We will seek solutions to community issues through a partnership with the people we serve. We value our badge as a symbol of public faith and will strive to enhance the quality of life of our citizens by providing service that is responsive to the needs of our community.
Fairness is an inherent right and is basic to human goodness. The South Fork Police Department will treat all we come in contact with equality. We treat our employees and citizens alike, with respect, dignity, and fairness
We are leaders in our community and in our profession and will lead by example. Exceptional leadership inspires all!
Chief of Police
OJ Pierce was born in Salida CO and was raised in the small towns surrounding Lamar CO in the Lower Arkansas Valley. He graduated from McClave High School in spring of 2000. OJ’s education has never stopped and he has obtained several certificates and degrees including his Associate of Science Degree at Lamar Community College in 2005, Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification from Otero Jr. College in 2011, an Associate of Criminal Justice from Lamar Community College in 2013, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Ashford University in 2015.
He has been part of emergency services since May of 2000 through volunteer fire and ambulance services, paid ambulance services and law enforcement. He joined the Lamar Police Department as a code enforcement officer in 2008 and was agency sponsored to the law enforcement academy at Otero Jr. College. He has been a P.O.S.T certified sworn officer for eleven years having served with the Rio Grande Sheriff’s Office, Lamar Police Department and Colorado State Patrol Port of Entry and now the South Fork Police Department. He served as a patrol Sergeant for four years at Lamar Police Department and two and a half years with Rio Grande County. His duties have included enforcing municipal ordinances, county ordinances, State and Federal Law. As a patrol sergeant, he has supervised numerous patrol officers with both the Lamar PD and with Rio Grande County Sheriff’s office. He has led and assisted multiple investigations and experienced a wide range of law enforcement situations. He holds several certifications including being a Certified Firearms Instructor through the NRA & Colorado POST in handgun, and NRA certified shotgun, and patrol rifle instructor. He has also served as a K-9 handler with the Lamar PD and a Level 3 Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspector with the Port of Entry.
OJ has been married to his wife Louise since July of 2002 and together they have a son who is a junior at the Del Norte High School and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Brent Cranfill has resided in South Fork since 2009. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology/Chemistry from Angelo State University which he obtained in 1991. Brent completed the Law Enforcement Academy at Trinidad State College in 2023 and was P.O.S.T. Certified in May of 2023.
He has been a part of the South Fork Community where he raised his family and has owned several businesses in Town. Those businesses include Rocky Mountain Ski & Raft, Rio Outfitters, and Rocky Mountain Beetle Busters Inc.
Brent has been married to his wife Kristin since June of 1986 and together they have a son Clark who resides in Ft Collins, CO and a daughter Morgan who resides in Leadville, CO.
South Fork Police Support Foundation
Patches are $10
For information on the purchase of any items, call 719-873-1040 or come in to the South Fork Police Department to get them in person.
Accident/Incident Reports are available upon request.
- Records of Official Action (Local Record Check) -No charge
- Criminal Justice Records-Fees are $5.00 up to 5 pages plus $0.25 each additional page.
- Accident Report-Fees are $2.50 up to 5 pages plus $0.25 each additional page.
Certified VIN Inspections are done through Colorado State Patrol call CSP Dispatch at 719-589-1605 to set up an appointment.