Sheriff Joseph Roybal

Sheriff Joseph Roybal began his career in October 1995. His assignments within the Detention Bureau have included Floor Security Deputy, Special Response Team member (serving seven years), Court Services Deputy at the El Paso County Courthouse, and Shift Sergeant at the Criminal Justice Center. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in April 2010 and had the privilege to serve in various capacities within the Office. As a Sergeant, he served as Floor Security Supervisor, Internal Affairs Investigator, Assistant Public Information Officer, along with Concealed Handgun Program Supervisor.
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Undersheriff Jeff Kramer

Jeff is a native of Colorado Springs and comes from a law enforcement family. Both his father and uncle are retirees from the Colorado Springs Police Department. Jeff’s law enforcement career began in the U.S. Army where he served as a Military Police Officer from 1992-1997.
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Chief Andrew James

Andy began his law enforcement career with the Colorado Springs Police Department in October 1985, where he served in Patrol, Metro VNI, Tactical Enforcement Unit and the Training Academy. After being promoted to Sergeant, Andy held assignments in Patrol, Property Crimes Unit, Tactical Enforcement Unit, Metro Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence Unit, Municipal Security Division, and the Violent Crimes Unit. He spent the last 3 ½ years of his 30-year career overseeing the Homicide, Cold Case, and Missing Persons Units.
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Chief Andrew Prehm

Chief Prehm began his career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 2002. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2007, Lieutenant in 2012, Commander in 2018 and Bureau Chief in 2023. He has been assigned to the Administrative, Law Enforcement and Detention Bureaus, holding many assignments including CJC Floor Security, Intake and Release, Court and Transport, Detentions Programs, Research and Planning, Background Investigations, Public Information, Administrative Services, Personnel, Emergency Services, Special Operations and Detention Operations. In 2016, Chief Prehm was selected as a Police Executive Fellow by the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he was assigned to the Executive Staff of the Assistant Director for the Criminal Investigative Division at FBI Headquarters. He has held additional duties on the Mounted Unit, Special Response Team, Gang Net, and as a CVSA examiner.
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Chief Scott Deno

Scott was raised in Colorado Springs and graduated from Rampart High School in 1996 and graduated from Colorado State University-Pueblo with his Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2006. He is an alumnus of Leadership Pikes Peak Signature Program. Scott began his career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 2003. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2011, Lieutenant in 2016, Commander in 2021 and Bureau Chief in 2023. He has been assigned to the Detention and Administrative Management Bureaus holding many assignments including CJC Floor Security, Special Response Team Leader, Internal Affairs, Training Director, and Personnel Services. Scott and his family have a passion for hockey, camping, and have led a community group through their church since 2017.
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Commander Cy Gillespie

Cy T. Gillespie began his law enforcement career in 1983 as a United States Army Military Police soldier at Fort McClellan, Alabama.  Over the next twenty-one years he was posted to various peacetime and combat Military Police assignments in the Continental United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
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Commander Mitch Mihalko

Commander Mitch Mihalko began his career at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) in 2003. During his 20-year career, he was primarily involved in criminal investigations and patrol operations. He has also held assignments in detentions security, background investigations, and community affairs. During his tenure, he was an operational member of the Special Response Team, supervisory member of the EPSO Honor Guard, Academy Academics Instructor, and Academy Skills Instructor for the Office.
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Commander David Manzanilla

David is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, but moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico when he was a toddler. David graduated from a high school specialized in music and left Puerto Rico when he joined the Army in 2003. David served overseas as an infantryman, before his unit was relocated to Fort Carson, Colorado in 2005. Moreover, David continued his military career in the Army Reserves while assigned to a training unit in Denver, Colorado.
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Commander Eric Carnell

Eric Carnell was raised in McDonough, Georgia and graduated from Henry County Senior High School in 1990.  After serving in the US Army for 6 years, Eric Carnell began his career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in 1997.  He earned an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice and applied it toward a rewarding career in the Detention and Administrative Bureaus.

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Commander Chris Gonzalez

Chris Gonzalez is originally from the Great State of Texas.  Before joining the Office, he worked as a construction manager across the US. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently in the Master of Public Policy and Administration Program at Colorado State University.
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Commander Bud Perry

Bud was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After graduating high school, he was a Florence Gopher, he began working for the Arizona of Department of Corrections where stayed for over 16 years, promoting to the rank of lieutenant.

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Commander Deborah Mynatt

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Office of the Sheriff

27 East Vermijo Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

719-520-7100 / 719-390-5555 (after hours)

El Paso County Jail

2739 East Las Vegas Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
United States

719-390-2000