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Southern Ute Police Department

The mission of the Southern Ute Police Department is to uphold the constitutional sovereignty and the customs of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, while protecting the right of all people. To protect life and property and to promote and preserve peace within the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.

SUPD Patrol

The Southern Ute Police Department (SUPD) is located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Southwest Colorado. We patrol 677,622 acres of Southwestern Colorado covering parts of La Plata, Archuleta and Montezuma counties. We share common borders with the Ute Mountain Ute, and Jicarilla Apache reservations. We work with the Ignacio Police Department that has jurisdiction over the Town of Ignacio. The town is located within the boundaries of the reservation.


  • Decrease the number of alcohol related deaths
  • Better relationships within the community
  • Better services for the community
  • Improving our officers, dispatchers and support staff