The Crested Butte Marshal's Office is the primary law enforcement agency for the Town of Crested Butte. Depending on the jurisdiction, the term Marshal can denote any number of law enforcing duties. In our case, we are sworn Colorado Peace Officers with the same duties and responsibilities as the typical 'Police Department'. Several agencies in Colorado have kept the moniker of Marshal which dates back to Colorado’s statehood where, generally, smaller towns had marshal's offices and larger cities had police departments. We kind of like the title of Marshal but it does get confusing sometimes when calling outside agencies that may not be familiar with the term as denoting a local police department.
The Crested Butte Marshal's Office is headed by the Chief Marshal. His executive officer is the Assistant Chief Marshal. The officers who work under the Chief and Assistant Chief are known as Deputy Marshals.
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