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Police Department

Town of South Fork Police Department


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100 Silver Thread Lane

PO Box 369

South Fork, Colorado 81154

Phone (719) 873-1040, Fax (719) 873-1042


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Mission Statement

The mission of the South Fork Police Department is to work in partnership with the community, to protect human life, safeguard property, respect and preserve the constitutional rights of all individuals equally, and endeavor to enhance the quality of life for all visitors and citizens of the Town of South Fork.

Department Values

As members of the South Fork Police Department, we practice:

Dedication – to the community, the department, and each other

Respect - for the community, visitors, and ourselves

Integrity - Our actions will reflect strict honesty

Accountability - we will answer for our actions and inactions

Moral Courage – we are steadfast in the face of ethical challenges

The Sum of our Values is:




Chief of Police

OJ Pierce

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 and his education has never stopped and he has obtained several certificates and degrees including his Associate of Science Degree at Lamar Community College, Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification from Otero Jr. College in, an Associate of Criminal Justice from Lamar Community College in, and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Ashford University.

He has been part of emergency services since May of 2000 through volunteer fire and ambulance services, paid fire 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 since 2011 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 Officer, Patrol Corporal, and Patrol Sergeant at the Lamar Police Department as well as a Patrol Deputy and Patrol Sergeant with Rio Grande County Sheriff’s Office.  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 a NRA certified shotgun, and patrol rifle instructor.  He has also served as a K-9 handler with the Lamar PD and completed his leadership trilogy with FBI-LEEDA.

OJ is married to his wife Louise and together they have one son.


 Peace Officer

Brent Cranfill

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.

Pay for a Citation

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.

South Fork Police Department Voluntary Written Statement

Application for Release/Inspection of Criminal Justice Record

Complaint/Commendation Statement

Emergency Residential Contact Lists

Emergency Business Contact List

Depositing Snow on Roadway Prohibited

Vehicle Registration:
(719) 657-3334
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or contact CABS at 720-292-2722, toll free 833-224-2227
If you have any questions or need assistance.
Road conditions can be found at:
Driver License:
Required to change after 30 days to a Colorado driver license after becoming a resident.
702 Del Sol Drive
Alamosa, CO 81101

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.

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