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


    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.

“In 2013, deputies responded to 2,217 calls for service within the Town of Lyons municipal limits as compared to 1,141 calls for service in 2012. Additionally, deputies investigated 9 documented vehicle accidents in 2013, down slightly from 10 in 2012”.

Festival Security Detail
As a community that relies heavily upon tourism, the town has a very active festival schedule, requiring additional extra-duty traffic enforcement assignments, festivals security, and crowd control at the various parades and other events hosted by the Town throughout the year.

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.