Victim Notification - VINE

Colorado VINE is a proactive notification system that sends you an automatic alert anytime an offender’s custody status changes if they are housed in a participating Colorado VINE Jail / Sheriff’s Office.

If the suspect in your case is arrested, or will be arrested, you will automatically receive custody status updates to include information regarding the release, transfer, escape, or death of an offender. Notification can be made via telephone, by e-mail, text message, or TTY Services. At the time of arrest, you choose a unique 4-digit PIN# or one was assigned to you. If you do not know this PIN# please contact the Victim Services Unit at 303-805-6601 to obtain this information.


Victims of certain crimes receive automatic enrollment in the VINE program, however, anyone may choose to self-register by using the directions below. To register for the VINE system, the offender must be in custody when you register.

To register by phone:

  1. Call 888.263.8463
  2. Select 1 to search by adult offender
  3. Select 2 to enter the offender’s first and last name. You will get the inmate’s current status
  4. When prompted, select 1 to register for updates and follow the prompts to complete the registration

To register online:

  1. Go to VINE
  2. If you need the site in Spanish, click the upper right corner
  3. Click on Colorado
  4. Select Search and Register for Offenders
  5. Choose all facilities or your Sheriff’s Office
  6. Enter the last name and at least the first letter of the first name. Click Search
  7. Click the name
  8. If you want to see the booking photo, click on show photo
  9. Select a notification method (phone, email, text and/or TTY), click Continue, provide a PIN for phone notification and click Register.

If you register for email notification, you will receive a message on the offender’s custody status from VINE. If you have questions about a person in custody or victim notification, call the appropriate Sheriff’s Office or Victim Services Program. If the offender is released from custody and is re-arrested, you must re-register.