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Otero County, CO Arrest Records

What are Otero County Arrest Statistics?

Otero amassed 252 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Otero’s arrest rate was 377.15 per 100,000 residents. The county of Otero is 48.97% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 6 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Otero also experienced 63 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Arapahoe and Boulder, Otero is a more dangerous place to reside.

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  • 252 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 377.15 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 6 Violent crime arrests

Otero County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of Sheriff’s Offices and in many forms. In most generally, Otero county police reports may be obtained from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can visit in person and request documents as county police records are available to the masses per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. The documents may include Otero county police reports, Otero county bookings and even images. These documents are related to when a person is arrested, booked, and incarcerated. First, they are questioned, and basic data is taken while someone fills out the report. Then the arresting officer takes pictures of the person, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make pay the fees. Some regions may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to appear in person and may need to have the following facts for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the administrator find the records you need.

Otero county police records can reveal a lot of information about a person. A good type of police record might be a traffic incident report. Some reports are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can get copies of Otero county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about requests and the payment.

Otero County Mugshots

Otero County mugshots have been taken since the 1800s, shortly after the development of photography. Then in 1888, a French policeman Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. many of these pictures are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify people.

Otero county mugshots are the pictures taken of people upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. usually , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Otero county mugshots are stored with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify bad guys.

typically , when a judge issues an Otero county arrest warrant for other crimes , and the criminal does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help locate the suspect.

Mugshots are readily show up online as they are public records. Information informational portals offer mugshots with other types of documents such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also include information on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is readily available and connected, any past arrests will show up as well.

Otero County Recent Arrest Trends

In Otero, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 34 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Otero, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.

  • 34 Larceny/Theft
  • 18 Burglary
  • 11 Motor Vehicle Theft

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

In Otero, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Otero has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Otero experienced 6 violent crimes and 63 non-violent crimes. When comparing Otero to the national average of 739.02, Otero is lower by 48.97% than the national average.

Otero County Crime Rate from 2006-2017

Otero County Sheriff’s Office

It is situated in Otero county, Colorado with a total number of 18 employees - 2 female, 14 male officers and 2 civilians. Otero County SO ORI (Originated Agency Identifier) number is CO0450000, it belongs to the Mountain division in the West region with a region code of Region IV.

  • Agency Name: Otero County Sheriff's Office
  • State: Colorado
  • City: La Junta
  • Type: County
  • Address: 222 E 2nd St
  • Phone Number: 719-384-5941
  • Email:
  • Website:

Police Departments in Otero County

Department Address Phone
Fowler Police Department 317 Main St. (719)263-5161
La Junta Police Department 601 Colorado Ave 719-384-2525
Rocky Ford Police Department 203 S 9th St 719-254-3344
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