Ranch Watch

What is the Archuleta County Ranch Watch Program?

Ranch Watch works for small and large landowners as well as small and large livestock owners and producers.

The Ranch Watch Program™ logo “Handcuffs with Eyes” is an effective deterrent to crime. It represents the eyes of neighbors watching out for one another and the Deputies, Brand Inspectors, Wildlife Officers, watching out for crime against residents and their property.

Horse groups, 4H, FFA, Cattlemen’s and Livestock Associations, FFA, Business and Industry assist the Sheriff in starting the program by sponsoring Ranch Watch Program™ signs designed for our county roads.

What Does the Ranch Watch Program Include?

• Property Identification Program for Tack/Equipment
• Horse, Livestock and Tack ID Form
• Extra Patrol Requests
• Suspicious Activity Notepads
• G.P.S. (Global Positioning System) for Home Medical Emergencies
• Sheriff’s Ranch Watch Web Page with Safety Tips and Common Livestock/Fence Laws
• Ranch Watch Business/Industry Program
• Ranch Watch Crime Prevention Training for Law Enforcement and Citizens

For information or to pass tips regarding
suspicious activity, contact Dispatch
(970) 731-2160