The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is a progressive organization that truly values its employees and the services we provide to the community. Our mission and vision statement are a reflection of the values that we preserve and exemplify in the work we perform on a daily basis.
In partnership with citizens, the mission of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office is to enhance the quality of life in Mesa County by anticipating, identifying and resolving public safety concerns.
Making Mesa County the safest place to live, work, and play while earning public trust.
Our organization's guiding principles of Integrity, Service and Community form the foundation for our actions and decisions in all that we do.
Constant dedication to the highest standard of conduct and a commitment to always doing the right thing simply because it is the right thing regardless of risk or reward.
Dedicating our time and energy to the commitment of serving the practical needs of others.
Understanding we are part of and serve something greater than ourselves and creating opportunities for positive interactions with those we serve.
Sheriff Matt Lewis
Sheriff Matt Lewis began his term as sheriff in January 2015. He has been a Grand Valley resident since 1993 when he originally came here to attend what was then Mesa State College. While attending college, he met his wife. They have made Mesa County their home.
Sheriff Lewis began his career as a Detentions Deputy in the Mesa County Detention Facility in 1996. He was eventually transferred to patrol and as his career progressed, he was a Drug Task Force Investigator before promoting to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant he supervised patrol teams, the Professional Standards Unit, the Property Crimes Unit, the Complex Crimes Unit, and also served as the agency’s public information officer.
Sheriff Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of both the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute. Sheriff Lewis serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium, the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, as well as the County Sheriffs of Colorado.
Sheriff Lewis has invested his law enforcement career in the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. He humbly instills stability, innovation and strong leadership to the office and the Mesa County community. As the agency leader, he is creating a culture of accountability and leadership while promoting the core values of Integrity, Service, and Community.
Undersheriff Todd Rowell
Todd Rowell is the Undersheriff for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. He is a native of Colorado, raised in a small coal mining town on the Western Slope. After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps. During his four years in the military he received numerous awards including Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Following his enlistment in the military, Undersheriff Rowell attended both the Corrections Academy and the Police Academy at The Delta-Montrose Technical College. He graduated at the top of his class at the Police Academy in 2000 and was hired by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office the same year.
While working as a Sergeant in The Professional Standards Unit, Undersheriff Rowell continued his education at Colorado Mesa University and earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. He is a graduate of County Sheriffs of Colorado’s Command Staff Institute and Northwestern University’s Supervision of Police Personnel program.
During his 17 years with the Sheriff’s Office he has served in various leadership positions and received several awards including two life-saving medals. He also served six years as the President of the Mesa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. Along with his wife and two kids, they are proud to call Mesa County their home.