Washington County Justice Center

NOTICE: BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

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CITIZENS NEEDING TO REGISTER OR UPDATE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION NEED TO CALL OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL, SO WE CAN MAKE APPROPRIATE ARRANGEMENTS TO ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME TO COMPLETE ALL PAPERWORK.

CITIZENS NEEDING CIVIL PROCESS PAPERWORK SERVICE ARE ALSO ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE BY TELEPHONE TO SEE APPROPRIATE WAYS OF HANDLING SUCH PAPERWORK, AND OUR REQUIREMENTS. WE WILL BE ACCEPTING MAILED, FAXED, OR EMAILED PAPERWORK, AS LONG AS APPROPRIATE PAYMENT IS RECEIVED AS WELL.

WE ARE SUSPENDING SERVICES SUCH AS VEHICLE UNLOCKS, VIN INSPECTIONS, CIVIL STANDBYS (UNLESS COURT ORDERED), CONCEALED CARRY APPLICATIONS/RENEWAL, AND PUBLIC FINGERPRINTING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

WE ARE ENCOURAGING WASHINGTON COUNTY CITIZENS TO CALL US THROUGH OUR DISPATCH PHONE NUMBER, 970-345-2244 IN LIEU OF COMING TO OUR OFFICE. HOWEVER IF YOU COME TO OUR OFFICE YOU WILL NEED TO UTILIZE THE “AFTER HOURS” CALL BOX LOCATED ON THE EAST WALL BY THE FRONT DOORS, FOR ASSISTANCE.
IT IS OUR HOPE THAT THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS POLICY IS AN EFFORT ON OUR PART TO COMBAT THE CONCERNS AROUND THIS VIRUS, WHILE STILL PROVIDING PUBLIC SAFETY TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE WILL STILL BE PATROLLING, RESPONDING TO CALLS, AND INVESTIGATING CRIMES WITHIN THE COUNTY DURING THIS TIME.

SINCE THIS SITUATION IS EVOLVING RAPIDLY THIS POLICY WILL BE EVALUATED CONTINUOUSLY AND MODIFIED AS NEEDED.

IT IS OUR HOPE THAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE WE WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES, AND ALLOW THE GENERAL PUBLIC BACK INTO OUR BUILDING. IN THE MEANTIME PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO US WITH QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR CONCERNS.

IT IS OUR UNDERSTANDING THAT THE WASHINGTON COUNTY COMBINED COURTS WILL CONTINUE WITH NORMAL
OPERATING HOURS DURING THIS TIME. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR THE COURTS PLEASE CONTACT THEM AT 970-345-2756.

RESPECTFULLY,
SHERIFF JON STIVERS

Washington County Justice Center

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Justice Center Bulletin

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LEGAL RIGHTS RELATED TO POSTING MONEY BOND
PURSUANT TO SECTION 16-4-102, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES
1. BOND FEES, BOOKING FEES, AND OTHER FEES OR DEBTS NEVER NEED TO BE PAID TO
SECURE A PERSON’SRELEASE ON MONEY BOND. A PAYOR NEED ONLY PAY THE BOND
AMOUNT IN ORDER TO SECURE RELEASE.
2. WHILE NEVER A BASIS TO HOLD A DEFENDANT IN JAIL, THE FOLLOWING FEES ARE
CHARGEABLE AS A DEBT TO THE DEFENDANT AFTER RELEASE IF THE PAYOR CHOOSES
NOT TO PAY THE FEES AT THE TIME OF BONDING: A $10 BOND FEE AND A MAXIMUM 3.5%
CREDIT CARD PAYMENT FEE. No OTHER BOND-RELATED FEES MAY BE CHARGED AT ANY
TIME, INCLUDING ANY KIOSK FEES OR FEES FOR PAYMENT BY CASH, CHECK, OR MONEY
ORDER.
3. BOND PAYMENTS ARE TO BE MADE OUT TO THE HOLDING COUNTY AND ARE NEVER TO
BE MADE OUT IN THE NAME OF THE INCARCERATED PERSON.
4. A SHERIFF MUST RELEASE A DEFENDANT WITHIN SIX HOURS AFTER A PERSONAL
RECOGNIZANCE BOND IS SET AND THE DEFENDANT HAS RETURNED TO JAIL OR WITHIN
SIX HOURS AFTER A CASH BOND HAS BEEN SET AND THE DEFENDANT HAS RETURNED TO
JAIL AND THE DEFENDANT OR SURETY NOTIFIED THE JAIL THAT BOND IS PREPARED TO
BE POSTED, UNLESS EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES EXIST. IN THE EVENT OF A
DELAY OF MORE THAN SIX HOURS, A SURETY AND THE DEFENDANT HAVE A RIGHT TO
KNOW WHAT, IF ANY, EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCE IS CAUSING THE DELAY.
SUPERVISORY CONDITIONS OF RELEASE DO NOT JUSTIFY A DELAY IN RELEASE; EXCEPT
THAT A SHERIFF MAY HOLD A DEFENDANT FOR UP TO 24 HOURS IF NECESSARY TO
ENSURE A DEFENDANT IS FITTED WITH REQUIRED ELECTRONIC MONITORING.
5. ANYONE WHO POSTS A MONEY BOND HAS THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE A COPY OF THE
BOND PAPERWORK, INCLUDING DOCUMENTATION OF THE NEXT UPCOMING COURT
DATE.
6. A SURETY MAY NEVER BE ASKED TO USE POSTED BOND MONEY TO PAY A
DEFENDANT’S DEBTS. ONLY WHEN DEFENDANTS HAVE POSTED THEIR OWN MONEY
BOND MAY THEY BE ASKED IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTARILY RELINQUISH BOND
MONEY TO PAY THEIR DEBTS. RELINQUISHMENT OF BOND MONEY BY A DEFENDANT TO
PAY A DEBT IS NEVER REQUIRED AND IS ENTIRELY A VOLUNTARY CHOICE BY THE
DEFENDANT.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
CO Custody Manual
Inmate Reception
Copyright Lexipol, LLC 2022/01/14, All Rights Reserved.
Published with permission by Washington County Sheriff’s
Office

Inmate Reception – 4
502.5.1 LEGAL BASIS FOR DETENTION
Arrestees admitted to the facility shall be notified of the official charge for their detention or legal
basis of confinement, as well as their bond, if set according to schedule, in a language they
understand.
502.5.2 RIGHT-TO-BOND REQUIREMENTS
The Sheriff or the authorized designee shall create written procedures to ensure (CRS § 16-4-102):
(a) Arrestees are brought before a court for bond setting as soon as practicable but
no later than 48 hours after arrival at the detention facility, absent extraordinary
circumstances.
(b) Arrestees who are granted a bond are released as soon as practicable but no later than
six hours after being returned to or being physically present in the detention facility,
absent extraordinary circumstances.
(c) Appropriate notifications to the arrestee and surety are made and documentation is
completed in the event of a delay in release.
(d) A notice of rights regarding the bond and release procedure and information regarding
a complaint process are posted and distributed in accordance with CRS § 16-4-102.
(e) The Washington County Sheriff’s Office’s website, signage, and written materials
related to the bond and release procedure are reviewed and updated periodically.
The Sheriff shall ensure that all members having interactions with arrestees and inmates receive
appropriate training on the written procedures (CRS § 16-4-102).
The Sheriff shall ensure that the initial certificate of compliance and required attachments and any
required subsequent submissions are transmitted to the Division of Criminal Justice as directed
by the Division (CRS § 16-4-102).
502.6 TRANSITION FROM RECEPTION TO GENERAL POPULATION
The Supervisor is responsible to ensure only arrestees who qualify are placed into general
population cells or housing. Those who will not be placed into general population include:
(a) Arrestees who are eligible for release following citation.
(b) Arrestees who are intoxicated or under the influence of any chemical substance.
(c) Arrestees who are arranging bail. They shall be permitted a reasonable period of time,
at the discretion of the Supervisor, to make telephone calls before being placed in
general population.
502.6.1 MONITORING FOR SIGNS OF INTOXICATION AND WITHDRAWAL
Staff shall respond promptly to medical symptoms presented by inmates to lessen the risk of a life threatening
medical emergency and to promote the safety and security of all persons in the facility.
Custody staff should remain alert to signs of drug and alcohol overdose and withdrawal, which
include, but are not limited to, sweating, nausea, abdominal cramps, anxiety, agitation, tremors,
hallucinations, rapid breathing and generalized aches and pains. Any staff member who suspects