Corrupt SHeriff Bill Elder

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  1. New article on the Indy:

    The article talks about a deputy who lost his post, but there is a comment in the article that is worth noting:

    “”Smith had trained two trainees previously, but had not attended the DTO training class. Smith told Powell, regarding the DTO manual, “I’ll just be honest with you, I’ve never read it.”

    That is not a problem with this deputy, that is a problem with how the Sheriff’s Office is run. Does this sound familiar, like a certain (former) Lieutenant who went to patrol, but never went through FTO, and is now grooming dogs because he screwed up so much? This is a leadership problem!!!

    1. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office spent more than $80,000 on face masks from April through September, but did not provide them to inmates in their housing areas before a coronavirus outbreak in October that infected more than 1,100 prisoners and staff. (Colorado Springs Gazette – 1/20/21.)

  2. If you’ve ever wondered where the end of the world is, the question has been answered.

    When the time comes for most of us it’s in familiar surroundings among family and friends. For the snakes among us, it’s a burning hot place filled with their own kind. I’m not referring to Hell but it can be considered Hells waiting room. It’s about 50 acres of ground covered with row after row of air conditioned cold storage units in the form of 2 and 3 room homes keeping the immoral alive until their appointment with destiny. It’s at the crossroads of Interstate 10 and state highway 303 in Goodyear Arizona.

    We know you’re eager to get there Bill and we can’t wait to see you go.

  3. Old Mother Huffor went to the cupboard
    to fetch her poor husband a bone
    Bill Elder was there with 1A funds to spare
    and the taxpayers took it in the bum

  4. These Promotions have absolutely made the jail the worst it can be. What a joke group of deputies who will now be in charge! The worst though believe it or not is that brown noser Holt! This guy continues to strut around with his stupid haircut flirting with the civilian staff. Another one of Elders butt kissing boys who has been married multiple times and keeps cheating on his wives. Keep brown nosing Holt! We see who pinned your bars! The words on our badge mean nothing to Elder or his cronies!

  5. Elder now blames his problems on bad press and rumors of corruption, thats rich. They’re not rumors Bill, they’re facts.

    Elders problem is in the mirror. You could staff two premier agencies with the people that have left the EPSO since he took over. He has failed at everything he’s tried from running the agency to balancing a checkbook. His promotion pattern suggests that he’s created a new diagnosis for mental healthcare professionals.

    GRANDPAPHILIA: defined as intense and recurrent urges towards and promotions for employees he has attraction to.

    One thing we can thank him for is proving that the BOCC and the county republican elite who elected him are just as incompetent as he is.

  6. How is it the office now has more Lt’s and commanders than they have ever had in the history of the office. Bet there are more chief’s than indians now, and the quality of these promotions is laughable and dangerous to those deputies who are being supervised by people who barely passed the written test.

    This office needs to do something very positive for once and bring in AMW or CC Moore from Genealogy DNA to take a new look at the DNA evidence CSPD has hidden away in their evidence locker. I am sure bill would want to do his part to solve this long open cold case of his good friend CC Benefil before he retires to Arizona.

    What do you say big guy, ya ready for the truth to finally come out.

  7. It looks like Elder is settling in near the Eagles Nest golf club in Goodyear. Hey wasn’t there some other tyrant who lived at a place called “The Eagles Nest”

    It’ll come to me.

  8. I was just want to know why the administrators of this site have not looked into the swingers club at EPSO that involves Lt’s, Sgt’s, and Deputies that all work for each other! Is it because you are bias for your friends, or is it OK to look out for someone in your chain of command because you are rolling in the sack with them and their spouse?

    1. Wow…I am surprised this is the first time I have seen this. It is well known a LT married to a Deputy and a Sgt married to a Deputy participate. Most people say what you do in your personal life is your business. However, the Lt is now in the direct chain of command of the Sgt’s wife and the Sgt is in the direct chain of command of the Lt’s wife…..what message does this send to the troops?

      1. I am not at all surprised to hear this. I would love to know if “P” is involved. Personal integrity is just what it is…. crosses all barriers of life!!!

        The goal is this….to expose those whose law enforcement integrity is compromised at EPSO… and there are several. Expose the truth!!!

    2. Oh brother, those swinger clubs were active long before Elder came along. The stories I could tell…but people that I respect were also involved so I won’t besides their all consenting adult.

      1. People you respect? WTH is wrong with you people that are supposed to be wearing a uniform and a badge representing the elite of the community? Consenting adults? CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY is the CORE of a person. Stop ok’ing disgusting behavior!

  9. Deputies have been screwing each other since they rode horses and carried six shooters, this website is about Elder screwing employees, Let’s stay on point.

    1. If you really think being in a sexual relationship with someone in your chain of command is not an issue, you need to check your morale compass. Ethics apply to all Law Enforcement Officers, not just the ones you wish to target!

      1. Hope you’re not a cop, Unfortunately the EPSO has been transformed from a law enforcement agency into a club, Elders club. So head down to the next In-service with your singing voice and join in,

        Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, you’re as welcome as can be, M. I. C. K. E. Y …………

        Integrity starts at the top. That compass has been reading due south since January 2015.

        1. Just because leaderships morale compass points south doesn’t mean everyone else’s has too. If you have integrity it applies to everything in your life. You should never say “oh well…our leadership doesn’t care so why should I.” If you do, you are no better than they are. Change can start from the bottom!

  10. I just want to know who the hero will be, one that will collect the proof that is needed to expose the corruption…. corruption such as tampering with body camera footage to cover up severe police brutality, frivolous charges against innocent people, serious integrity issues and so much more? As employees witnessing such disgusting police misconduct, you are part of the problem if you do not report this corruption. Contact sources outside of EPSO. Contact the feds. Be anonymous. You took an oath to “protect” so let’s honor that oath you took!

  11. Well its appears things could begin to heat up with an announcement not far off of someone who will run in the next election. Will it be someone from the present administration who has done nothing to help clear all the bad boy behavior and basically endorsed Elder by putting on blinders, is this who you want for the next sheriff. Could it be the invisible undersheriff who has done nothing but collect a big fat monthly check for doing nothing.

    Word is, there is going to be someone with a lot of integrity and grit who understands you must first clean out a house before you can make it great again. Keep your eyes and ears open as more info will be coming out soon.

    Keep your chins up and feel the rumble as those who know their bogus promotions are going to be in real question.

    Hopefully soon your will hear the announcement of a real candidate and know hope is on the way. I am sure you all know who this will be, so lets get ready to rumble and watch the rats scamper, not the truly committed folks who were promised so much and given nothing in return.

  12. This website will not endorse any candidate; however, we would love to have someone with integrity run for Sheriff. We look forward to hearing about new “blood” stepping up and getting involved in the next election for Sheriff. Our contributors (many of which still work at EPSO) would love to hear who it is. It’s time to move forward and send Elder to Arizona.

  13. Ya know how the evil world wide Cabal is trying to take down the world? Without a doubt, the number one law enforcement mini-Cabal in this country is the corrupt members of EPSO. I’ve done my research and I cannot find a more compromised sick bunch! It will all be revealed.

  14. Heard he sent an email to his campaign and told them he wont run due to health problems. Not sure whats going on but he needed some kind of surgery and is putting his energy into his health and recovery. Really sucks since he had like 40K votes the first time and could use that to jump ahead of Roybal if he wanted. We wish him well. Maybe the fact he’s not running is why Bernier and Carey might be thinking about jumping in. Not as much competition.

  15. Greg Maxwell! wait a moment, I’m still wiping coffee off the monitor……

    You know his skirt chasing pal Brian McPike may be his undersheriff, if so the new uniform policy will save everyone a bundle of cash, nobody will be required to wear pants!

  16. Time to look..covid funds, 1 entry, “reassignment of work release deputies” so cjc got paid to not assign jail personnel to work release?

    Another entry; new locks and doors? Odd, only 2 wards actually had new doors. They were dangerous. Have been for a long time, then covid funds became available, and poof..they now stop infection. That coupled with the breakroom, and property room, covid proof!

    But its all good, population up, several wards closed down, forcing concentration of inmates on open wards. The vet ward was closed down and hotel wards were moved to G1. Congressman Doug Lamborn visits El Paso County Jail, meets with veterans …throw a few jumpsuits out, and poof, a make believe vet ward is born, only to go awwu after he leaves..what a shame, that ward had as lot of state attention, even if it was a temporary fake reflection of what it was. Why the fabrication? Just tell the congressman the vet ward was closed..they went way out of the way to fabricate that lie.

  17. Republican county assembly Roll-call 2022,




    Oh for Gods sake is there anyone else!

  18. I just saw the two Republican candidates for sheriff. Greg Maxwell the part time cop who wants to be full time sheriff, I don’t think so. Then you have the name that everyone knows Joseph Roybal. I can’t say anything bad about him. He kind of had to make the best of a bad situation. I will say what I know of him he does care about his people. That’s probably where my vote is going to go and if you’re smart that’s where yours will go to.

    1. Howard, I couldn’t agree with you more about Maxwell. As for Mr. Roybal making the best of a bad situation. He’s willingly taken several promotions from Elder and supports the party line.

      The turkey will happily eat all the corn the farmer throws him. He’s either oblivious or nobody has told him about Thanksgiving yet.

    2. Roybal is part of the problem as well. He took a number of positions in the Office, over candidates who were far more qualified, because Elder was grooming him. He’ll just continue the same problems.

      1. Anyone in EPSO leadership that hasn’t had the integrity to stand up and push for change should be gone…..when you you keep your mouth shut to preserve your position or advance your career, you are a coward!

      2. While we’re apparently now considering other candidates/”running” mates…let’s remember these gems:

        Raymond Bernier – Shall we just talk to the women in the Records Department? Their thoughts may give us all an idea as to why his “joking ways” got him transferred to that BS position in Denver.

        Brian McPike – A) We understand that he used his leverage (after being offered a position with the EPSO) in 2013 to accept the Police Chief position with UCCS…and then…
        B) Was “handed” the Comptroller with the EPSO with absolutely NO/NONE/NYET finance experience…just check his resume. We understand that he did quite well in his “interview”…almost like he was handed the questions in advance????? Just Sayin’

  19. The most important issue in the upcoming election is WHO WILL GET RID OF CYRUS THE VIRUS GILLESPIE??? That man is a cancer. In my more than a decade of working for EPSO, I have never seen a “leader” more unanimously hated. He ruins everything he touches. They put him in investigations, nobody wanted to be there. Now he is single-handedly ruining the jail. The man is a bully and a punk. I will vote for any candidate who promises to remove Gillespie. He’s simply horrible.

  20. I wonder if a certain Sergeant and a certain Deputy are STILL beating women in handcuffs at traffic stops?

    1. You must be talking about Porter. He also loves to tamper with body camera footage. Sure hope he soon has to answer for his corrupt and sickening behavior

  21. Beyond disgusted in the handling regarding staff shortages. Constant emails being sent out everyday saying pick up additional time or we will pick it for you. Now they are discussing 12 hour shifts again. Several more deputes will leave if that happens again.
    EPSO higher ranking staff don’t care about their deputies or the working conditions in the jail. No AC for a week now, deputies sweating profusely, most wards do not even have a working desk fan.
    I also find it extremely disrespectful to staff that have been employed there 5, 10, 15, 20 years and get no recognition in the Informer, unless you work at the OTS.
    Up until a few days ago deputies were not being notified if they worked in a ward where an inmate tested positive, I’m guessing because of staffing levels.
    Only half, that’s being very generous, of the current floor sergeants should actually be there.
    This place blows!
    Gillespie needs to stop camera stalking deputies and find ways to bring the morale up. But he is to busy tearing it down.

    1. Wow, this “organization” IS as bad as it seems. It is like the corrupt political Cabal, it’s falling apart at the seams.. Who does Sheriff Elder have to answer to? Is it your states representative?

      FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SAY YOU ARE EMPLOYEES OF EPSO WITH INTEGRITY, NOTIFY A REPRESENTATIVE ANONYMOUSLY! However, I do realize they are probably compromised as well! Then don’t stop there. Notify the FBI field office anonymously in Denver and report EPSO. Make the FBI accountable! We, the good people of the world, have to start somewhere AND NOT LET UP!!! Do not stop until results are obtained. Evil corruption has to be stopped.

      1. “Who does Sheriff Elder have to answer to?”

        The Sheriff only answers to the intellectually challenged people who voted for him. Which is why he doesn’t care.

  22. Why can’t Elder use some of the MILLIONS AND MILLIONS EPSO was given by the government for COVID to fix the AC?

  23. While your idea of having employees reach out to a representative or even the FBI are well intentioned, it would be a waste of time. The state representatives and Governor have no authority over an Elected Sheriff and would not give a crap about working conditions/environment within the office. The FBI would care even less; they would only get involved if the office was somehow abusing their authority over the citizens or committing other acts( excessive use of force, systemic corruption, gross negligence of duty to the citizens). The FBI would only get involved if a consent decree had been issued against the office. Being a lousy, incompetent leader wouldn’t do it.

    As much as it pains me to say so, the lack of staffing at the Office is not entirely the fault of Elder and staff; thanks to the media and politicians pushing an anti-law enforcement agenda, a cop job is becoming a less attractive career field to get into anywhere, let alone with EPSO. Elder is certainly not helping matters. The sad thing is I was one of the many who bought Elder election BS and supported him….for that I apologize to the employees both current and former (except for those that have profited from bootlicking and yes-manning their way up the chain of command). I believed that since Elder had been subject to and made aware of the cronyism from his past time at the Office that he would be different, as he had promised…..however, I was stupid to have bought his line….he came in and continued business as usual…reward those that suck up and tell him what he wants to hear and force out those that dare to question the great and powerful Elder. Ironically, the Office sent supervisors to a training class where supervisors were taught that they should not be afraid to speak up to their supervisors….but the minute one of them did then you were seen as a troublemaker….a malcontent….and you just got a target pasted on your chest.

    The sad truth is that Bill Elder did not then and does not now give a shit about the Sheriff’s Office or the citizens of this county or the employees. He was in it strictly to get a pension that he gave up when he left the office before he could retire. He was in it for, and I quote someone who was familiar with his campaign, in it for the chicken dinners. Well, how’s it tasting now, Bill?

    In closing, what the Sheriff’s Office needs is someone to come in from the outside with no ties to anyone at the Office. Bureau Chief Joe Roybal is not the man who can fix the office; in fact, if he gets elected, you can expect to see more of the same. Greg Maxwell is not the one for the job either. We need someone new.

  24. AC in the jail has been broken for about 3 weeks. Ward fans don’t even blow any air.
    Deputies still quitting.
    Telling us we have to go to 12 hour shifts so we can get time off, but staffing on most days will still not allow that, with their required minimums, especially when more deputies quit.
    We bid each year for what shift and days off we want. We also weigh our decision on what wards we want to work. The suck ups have the luxury to work in positions that allow them to wander the halls and forget what their assignment was. When they are in their ward they are the ones that are constantly on the radio calling for a sergeant. These people can’t run a ward! Run your own ward!!! that’s what your paid to do. Make decisions. There needs to be camera’s in the sergeant’s office so all the deputies working their butts off in the sweltering hot wards and possibly running the suck ups wards too, can see who they are….
    Now we HAVE to go to 12s, and are being told we can no longer work the wards we bid to work in….we are getting screwed, again, It takes a while to learn who 82 inmates are in your ward (names/behaviors). Then they want to move you to a different ward everyday. However, the suck ups will still hang out in the sergeants office and will still get to work where they want.
    Do they just sit around a table and throw out ideas on how to screw the staff over more and more each day??? Seems like it. More deputies talking about quitting. Other agencies are matching years of service and starting pay $10,000 or more than current Dep 1 pay.
    Every decision they make, makes everyone hate it more and more everyday. They do not know how to take care of their staff.
    And why don’t we also address the sewer leakage throughout the entire jail and the smell that comes along with it that makes you want to throw up constantly.
    Good job EPSO leaders!

  25. After 4 weeks, still no air conditioning in the jail.
    Sheriff decides jail staff will now be 12 hour shifts. Presenting it as the deputies will be able to have more time off, How when deputies are still quiting.
    Not bad enough having to work 12 hour shifts, now sergeants say they were ordered by Cyclops to screw with staff more by making them work the opposite wards that they are not used to working and did not bid to work in. Having to learn different inmates and their behaviors? That’s just stupid. That will also cause more step overs and codes. Deputies still quitting, the one’s still there are still getting screwed, and not getting any extra time off as promised.
    Then told at the end of last week, after having to work mandatory overtime for months on our day’s off, the sheriff is adamant that we are NOT to be scheduled in on our time off! That our time is our time. Does he not know what has been occurring in the jail for the past several months? Everyone was being scheduled in on their time off. So you have that statement put out 3 days before going to 12 hr shifts? Very considerate of you.
    Oh, and why are the suck ups still allowed to hang out in the sergeants office? I think the Chief needs to install cameras in the sergeants office to see who isn’t running their wards and why they are allowed to sit in there listening to conversations about other employees. There are other computers in the jail they can use.
    And let’s just keep moving the covid positive inmate’s all over the jail.

  26. Someone contact Rep. Dave Williams about the corruption and give him all the details. Williams is the only honest guy in El Paso as near as I can tell and would probably do something. Don’t take my word for it, reach out the Mike Angley and he’ll vouch for Williams.

  27. I feel incredibly frustrated for the deputies in El Paso County. They have been deprived of a true leader that supports them in the mission they are supposed to accomplish. They are incredibly short staffed and not treated well. It didn’t help that sheriff elder hired former CSPD police chief Carey who decimated CSPD and now is decimating EPSO all in the name of a salary. In fact I find it interesting that chief Cari’s son who allegedly has multiple IA complaints was promoted to sergeant with little to no experience over other deputies who have spent their career there. It is time for the county commissioners and the citizens of El Paso county to speak up for the deputies and support them and find a leader that can support them. They are so short staffed. Because of this they are moving people with no patrol experience or investigative experience into high-level investigative positions like homicide and crimes against children. The citizens of El Paso county should be very concerned about the fact that inexperienced individuals are being tasked with some of the most serious and personal crimes and lack the professional experience and expertise not only to conduct an investigation, testify in court, or conduct an interviews Are the representatives of EPSO. While Sheriff Makita was no prize at least they Had an investigative unit that was worth a damn. It is time that the deputies El Paso County had a true leader that believed in transparency, had the support of its citizens, and the county commissioners to improve the morale of the agency. Regardless of Elder and Carey’s opinion that morale is not their responsibility. With the current lack of interest in law-enforcement it is time for supervisors and leaders to stop telling their employees if they don’t like it get out and start recognizing the attributes and commitments of the employees that they have in their employee that truly care and want to make a difference.

  28. Where is Joe Kenda and CC Moore, how about re-looking into a a CSPD cold case that was never solved. Re-examine the DNA evidence and see where it leads in the CC Cipriani/Benefiel case.

  29. Things are so bad now at the jail that the Bureau Chief has mandated that patrol and the court section are now having to send two bodies, each day, to help at CJC. Last weekend, 8 people called off sick. I don’t blame them because it is the only way we are able to get any time off for those of us unfortunate enough to be assigned to floor security. It has become crystal clear that nobody cares about us. We are just warm bodies sent to babysit in a ward for 12 hours. Nobody checks on us. Nobody asks us how we are doing. Commander Gillespie is still a tyrant who goes around unchecked. He insult everyone he meets. This past week, we had two detectives who had to work CJC. You read that right. Detectives are now having to work CJC and take time away from their cases because Elder cannot staff this jail. Working here sucks. Like so many others I am trying to find a new job. Meanwhile command staff simply acts like nothing is wrong. They have the attitude of “if you don’t like it, then leave.” oh, we are leaving! In case you haven’t noticed we are leaving in droves. I will be one of them as soon as I can. I came to EPSO hoping to find a great career and those dreams were crushed thanks to Cyclops, Dirty Elder (more like clueless Elder) and so many more. Can’t wait to leave this nightmare.

  30. I hope the lady that endured the beating at the traffic stop wins big. Rumor has it that the footage was tampered with in the most severe way to cover up the brutality she endured as well as remove footage to make the victim look bad. There could be serious criminal charges.

  31. The chaos continues in detentions. More and more deputies are leaving daily. Night shift was told SD was “closed” due to not having enough manning one shift. This continues to make working wards more and more dangerous. We have issues in a ward, there is no one to call, There is no one coming. The inmates are not oblivious, they make statements about the shortage of deputies. Day shift had trainees on the floors for less than 2 weeks working wards by themselves. Yes, you read that right, trainees that have been on the floors less than 10 working days, working wards alone. This sounds completely safe, right?!? Emails coming from Sergeants threatening to take our 4th day off now that we are on 12s because they can’t staff wards. Two inmates dead in less than a week, but we will say they were in poor healthy to begin with and we did everything right. And now, only now one month from accreditation we are told we need to submit work orders to have the facility fixed. Work orders have been submitted for years with nothing being done. But now it means pass or fail for the command staff they want to fix the holes in the ceilings, sewage water flooding the mods on the old side, the water leaking from light fixtures, the supply closets in the wards that won’t lock, the toilets that won’t flush. Now a new Bureau Cheif, a new Commander, and a new position for Cyclops…..wonder how this will go.

  32. Hey Joe, you need to keep bill away from any of your campaign events. His presence will tarnish all your accomplishments and he does not need to be anywhere close by. He should be worrying about how he is going to pay out all the lawsuits to Duda, Williams, and San Agustin….Second job maybe, because he will have no retirement left when they are done with him.

  33. you have newly minted weak sgts that get bullied daily by commanders and lieutenants so they in turn bully there newly graduated minted deputies. There is no leadership on the floors. There all elsewhere, behind a desk or doing other dumbshit. Weak newbie sgts and new deputies are a recipe for DISASTER !!! Just because you put stripes on them doesn’t mean they any leadership qualities or abilities MOST DONT. It just means they do not have to work in a ward and get high 3 at retirement. there is NO experience on the floors and the ones that are quitting are tired of the extortion and blackmail from the incompetence and smugness of the floor sgts.

  34. I know you guys all want to leave, just do it! I did and have never regretted it. There is life after law enforcement I promise. Don’t sacrifice yourself on the government’s alter. As soon as you do something they don’t like whether its correct or not, you’re done. They need you why more than you need them. You thinking the Command Staff is going to work the wards, hell no they wouldn’t be caught dead in that jail. That’s the only reason you’re there. You’re the sacrificial lamb. Sucks right?

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