Public Safety

Boulder County Sheriff's Office

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office and the Town of Lyons entered into a contractual law enforcement agreement in 1989. The contract details the basic services to be provided by the Sheriff's Office including the provision of a Sheriff's substation in Town, Sergeant Bill Crist who acts as the Town's law enforcement administrator, a full-time deputy, and investigative and animal control services. These resources are supplemented by 3 additional deputies who work out of the Lyons substation, and who provide coverage to the unincorporated area surrounding Lyons.
Sheriff's Patrol Vehicle

Contact Us

  1. Bill Crist

    Bill Crist


    Sergeant

    Boulder County Sheriff's Office


    5600 Flatiron Parkway
    Boulder CO, 80301

    Phone: 303-441-3650
    Non-Emergency: 303-441-4444
    Emergency: 911

Report Dangerous Situations

If you see fallen trees, dangerous standing water, or other potentially unsafe conditions, call 911 or Non-Emergent Dispatch at 303-441-4444. Boulder County dispatchers will alert the appropriate authorities to assess and resolve the situation.F

Fire Bans and Restrictions

Boulder County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions:

The fire ban PROHIBITS:

  • Building, maintaining, attending, or using an open fire, campfire, or stove fire on public lands. This includes charcoal barbecues and grills;
  • Fireworks sales, use, and possession, including permissible fireworks;
  • Shooting or discharge of firearms for recreational purposes on public lands except for hunting with a valid and current hunting license on public lands;
  • Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least 10 feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials;
  • Operating a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher kept with the operator and one round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches readily available for use;
  • Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher;
  • Using an explosive or doing any kind of blasting work; and
  • Parking motorized vehicles in grass or vegetated area that can come in contact with the underside of the vehicle.

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Mission Statement

We provide the citizens of Boulder County with effective and efficient public safety services. We deliver these services with character, competence, and open communication.