Command Staff


Undersheriff Tony Schiefelbein

Tony Schiefelbein began his career in law enforcement in 1997. Tony attended the Police academy at the Southern Colorado Law Enforcement Academy and graduated from there in July of 1997. Tony was hired two weeks later by the Limon Police Department. In July of 1998 Tony became a patrol deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. In August of 1999 Tony was hired by the Hugo town Board to be the Town Marshal. In April of 2000 Tony returned to the Limon Police Department where he worked until Aug of 2004 when he went to work for the Thornton Police Department. In May of 2005 Tony began his career with the Elbert County Sheriff's Office in the Patrol division. In Tony's tenure, at the Elbert County Sheriff's Office, he has worked in several assignments to include:

Patrol Division Field Training Officer and Supervisor
Vehicle Fleet Manager
NRA range instructor
EVOC instructor
Intox instructor
Patrol Sergeant
Investigations and Professional Standards Staff Sergeant
Entry Team Leader for the Elbert County Regional S.W.A.T. team

Tony was honored with a lifesaving award in 2008 for delivering a baby and performing CPR until the baby could be flown to the hospital by Flight For Life. Tony was again honored with a lifesaving award, also the Metal of Honor, in 2012 for his part on the S.W.A.T. team in an Officer involved shooting in the Town of Limon. Tony was recognized as Elbert County Sheriff's Office Patrol Officer of The Year in 2005, 2010 and 2011. In October of 2012 Tony was promoted to Elbert County Sheriff's Office Patrol Lieutenant/ Division Commander.

In 2015 Tony was promoted to Undersheriff. Image

Lieutenant Chad Church

Chad Church is a Colorado native. He attended Littleton Public Schools and graduated from the Arapahoe High School. He has studied at the Arapahoe Community College. Chad started his law enforcement career in 1991, as a Police Explorer with the Sheridan Police Department. In 1994 he graduated from the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Training Academy. At that time, Chad began working as a Reserve Police Officer for the Sheridan Police Department. He volunteered hundreds of hours working as a Reserve Officer. He was hired by the City of Sheridan as a full time Police Officer in 1996. While with the Sheridan Police Department, Chad was assigned to work with the South Metro Drug Task Force. Chad joined the Elbert County Sheriff's Office in 2002. He has worked as a Patrol Deputy, then as an Investigator where he was promoted to Sergeant. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2005. As a Lieutenant he worked in Professional Standard as well as the Evidence Custodian, as the Patrol Division commander and is currently the Detentions Division Commander. Chad has multiple certifications and several other assignments. Some of these assignments include:

Elbert County Sheriff's Office S.W.A.T. Team member
D.O.T. Level 1 Commercial Vehicle Inspector
N.R.A. Patrol Rifle Instructor
N.R.A. Pistol Instructor
N.R.A. Shotgun instructor
Colorado P.O.S.T. Pursuit Driving Instructor
Multiple Weapon Systems Armorer
Field Training Officer

In his time with the Elbert County Sheriff's Office, Chad has received a Medal of Merit, twice awarded with Medals of Valor and a Lifesaving Award.

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