Hinsdale County Sheriff's Department

311 North Henson St.

Box 127

Lake City, CO 81235


Fax 970-944-2744

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


For more information on: Laws &, Regulations, Fees, Maps and more, please view the Hinsdale County Sheriff's Official Website

Sheriff Department Staff

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Chris Kambish - Sheriff

Jordan Kaminski - Deputy

Brennan Pantleo - Deputy 

Tommy Carl - Part Time Deputy

Mark Zeckser - Alpine Loop Ranger


Office Manager Bobbi McDonald

For information on Hinsdale County Search &, Rescue and mountain safety, click here.

To report Child Abuse and Neglect: Call the Colorado Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1-844-264-5437) to report concerns about a child's safety and well-being. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.


Ben Brownlee Memorial Fund

As you may or may not know, Ben Brownlee disappeared while hiking in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado in October 2020. After several days of tirelessly searching for him, his body was found. My heart goes out to his family, his girlfriend, his friends, and his Jesuit family.
During the Search and Rescue efforts it became clear to Ben's family that the Hinsdale County SAR team were lacking basic tools that would have made finding Ben much easier and quicker.
His family has set up this memorial fund in the hopes that lives will be saved. Please click on the link to learn more. And PLEASE donate if you can!
"The need is vast but contributions of any size are extremely valuable as $60 purchases an avalanche probe that could save someone’s life. High-altitude drones with FLIR capabilities are a reach item with a $200,000 retail price but would be able to quickly search rocky, steep terrain that would take hours on foot when every minute counts. We are working closely with Hinsdale County Search & Rescue leaders to identify & prioritize their needs. Some items could be shared with other SAR teams in the region."
Ben Brownlee Memorial Fund