Jay Snow

Undersheriff Jay Snow has been with the Bent County Sheriff’s Office since January of 2019. Snow grew up in Colorado, moving to Las Animas with his Grandparents in 2006. Snow graduated from the Las Animas High School in 2010, then attended Otero Junior College to obtain his Associates Degree in General Education as well as his Ag business, business management and book keeping certificate.

Before working at the Bent County Sheriff’s Office, Snow worked on his family farm for four years and was a Correctional Officer for the Bent County Correctional Facility for two years. Snow was promoted to case manager, certified Special Operations Response Team officer and Chemical Agents Instructor.

In January of 2019, Snow was one of three persons selected for the Bent County Sheriff’s Office employment longevity program and was sponsored to attend the Otero Junior College Law Enforcement Training Academy. Snow is POST certified, as well as an experienced Detentions Deputy and Dispatcher.

In January of 2020, Snow was assigned to the Investigations Section of the Patrol Division and promoted to the rank of Corporal. In January of 2022, Snow was Promoted to Sergeant leading a team of Deputies for the Patrol Division. In August of 2023, Snow was Promoted to the rank of Captain, primarily overseeing the Jail and Dispatch Divisions. On January 3, 2024, Jay Snow was appointed to Undersheriff of Bent County by Sheriff Jake Six.

Snow was hired part-time by Otero College Law Enforcement Training Academy in 2020, to serve as a driving instructor. Snow became a Full Skills Instructor for the State of Colorado soon there after. Snow is the agencies lead Instructor in Chemical Munitions and less lethal weapons.

When not working, Snow lives the life of a small town farmer with his wife, of 10 years, and three children. Snow plans to remain in Bent County and watch his children grow on the family farm as he did.