(970) 244-3500


Call 911 for Emgerencies


COVID-19 Information

Mesa County Public Health has the latest information related to COVID-19.  

Pease visit Mesa County Public Health’s website.  You can also call the information hotline at (970) 683-2300.   


Sheriff's Office Operations

We want to ensure our community the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office will remain open and operational at the fullest extent possible. As a precaution to help stop the spread and prevent unnecessary possible exposure to COVID-19, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office has implemented enhanced safety measures.


If you have an emergency, call 911. Emergency services have not been impacted.


Stay at Home Order

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is operating under the presumption people who are out in the community are doing activities that are necessary and permissible under the Governor's Stay at Home order. 

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is responsive to citizen complaints and we are working towards solutions to try to accomplish the goals that were set out to stop or slow the spread of COVID-19. If you are seeing things that are of concern, please contact Mesa County Public Health through the COVID-19 hotline (970) 683-2300. 

Learn more at the Stay at Home order, visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/


Records / Civil Lobby CLOSED

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Records Lobby will be closed effective March 26, 2020.  All services performed by Sheriff’s Office Records through person-to-person contact are temporarily suspended.


Operational changes

The following services have been suspended to protect our employees and the community we serve:  

  • Fingerprinting services
  • Evictions
  • VIN Verifications
  • Concealed Handgun Permits Applications 

Individuals with Concealed Handgun Permits (CHPs) that are recently expired or nearing their expiration date will receive a letter from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office extending the expiration date of their permit at no additional cost. 

Request for records in accordance with the Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act, C.R.S. 24-72-301 and the Colorado Open Records Act, C.R.S. 24-72-201 can be submitted electronically. You can download the request form here and email requests to so-records@mesacounty.us.  

The Civil Unit will remain open for emergency orders following direction from 21st Judicial District Court.  This includes temporary protection orders. The Civil Unit can be accessed through the Detentions Lobby during normal business hours.

Records and Civil staff will be available by phone (970) 244-3500 during normal business hours.

Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday excluding holidays.



Online Services

You can report a non-emergency crime online by clicking here. 

  • Criminal Mischief (Vandalism)
  • Identity Theft / Fraud
  • Littering
  • Lost Property
  • Noise Complaint
  • Scams
  • Suspicious Activity
  • Tampering
  • Theft
  • Traffic Complaint

Mesa County Detention Facility 

The Mesa County Detention Facility (MCDF) has begun to modify operations as a precaution due to COVID-19. Our priority remains focused on the health and safety of staff, inmates and volunteers while they are in our care.


Operational changes

  • Access to the facility is limited to staff and essential personnel. 
  • All non-essential volunteer programs have been suspended. 
  • In-person video visitation has been suspended, off-site video visitation (still available)


How to set up an Off-site Video Visitation

We understand the hardship this creates for families wishing to stay in contact with their loved-ones in jail.  As a result, we have waived any fees associated with off-site video visitation. In order to maintain social distancing recommendations, in-person video visitation has been suspended for the general public. Attorneys will now use the service to meet with clients instead of entering the facility for in-person visits.  

To set up off-site video visitation go to ICSolutions, or call (888) 646-9437.

***Eligible inmates can receive one free off-site video visitation per week ***

Click Here for More Instructions 


How to Stay in contact with an inmate:

Click each option for instructions on how to set up service. 


Detention Lobby will remain Open

The Detention Lobby will remain open to facilitate the release of inmates and attorney-client video visits.  The public is encouraged use online services for inmate fund deposits.

More information can be viewed here

Commissary: Access Corrections https://www.accesscorrections.com/  1-866-345-1884

Phone: Inmate Calling Solutions (ICS) https://www.icsolutions.com/  1-888-506-8407

Tablet and Email: Telmate https://www.telmate.com/  1-866-516-0115



Do inmates have access to Medical Services?

Mesa County Detention Facility has medical staff on-site 24/7.   Both medical staff and the Sheriff’s Office are coordinating with Mesa County Public Health on COVID-19.


How is MCDF screening for COVID-19?

Before entering the Mesa County Detention Facility all inmates are screened by on site medical staff as part of the booking process. This is normal procedure. If anyone has symptoms or is believed to have been exposed, they will be isolated from the general population until they can be evaluated further by medical staff per Mesa County Public Health procedures to include getting tested for COVID-19. 


Do inmates have access to soap and cleaning supplies?

Inmates do have access to soap and water for handwashing.  Inmates and all staff members also have access to cleaning products to disinfect common areas as needed and for inmates who want/need to clean their personal living spaces. The facility is also cleaned regularly to help with prevention.   


How can I stay in contact with an inmate in MCDF?

We want to remind the public you can stay in contact with inmates a number of ways: By mail, phone, email and off-site video visitation.   In person video visitation is no longer available, however we are encouraging people to sign up for off-site video visitation. More information on how to sign up for any of these services can be found here.



Thank you for your cooperation while we work together to prevent unnecessary possible exposure to COVID-19 or any other illnesses.