Undersheriff Christopher Barr

Undersheriff Chris Barr has 31 years of combined law enforcement experience and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology and a Masters Degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University.  He worked 28 years with the Colorado Department of Corrections starting in 1987 and retiring in 2014 as the Intelligence Supervisor.

Barr also worked as a reserve police officer with the Canon City Police Department from 1988 until he left the agency in 2015.  As a reserve police officer, he assisted POST Certified officers on a variety of law enforcement tasks.  In 2015 Barr was appointed as Undersheriff for the Custer County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Halpin, Sergeant, Court Security

Sergeant Mike Halpin began his law enforcement career in 1989 with the Colorado State Patrol.  From 1992 to 1999, he worked as a road Trooper covering 

Fremont and Custer Counties. He was then assigned to the CSP Accident Reconstruction Team and promoted to the rank of Technician.  Mike joined the Custer County Sheriff’s Office in 2008 as a Court Security Officer and Administrative Sergeant and continues to be a nationally certified accident reconstruction expert.

Anne Lowatchie

Sergeant, Detentions

Sergeant Lowatchie started in Law Enforcement as a Detention Deputy in the Custer County Jail in 2008.  She was promoted to Detention Supervisor in 2016 and currently serves the community managing the day to day operations of the detentions division. 


H.A. 'Buck' Wenzel, Sergeant, Patrol

Sergeant Wenzel has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience.  From 1977 to 2007 He worked for the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as Senior Operations Commander.  While at PCSO, Buck performed many duties including Patrol Deputy, Investigations, SWAT and Administration.

After serving 5 years as a Reserve Deputy on special assignments, Buck joined the Custer County Sheriff's Office in 2012 and now serves the county as Sergeant in the Patrol Division.