Patrol is one of the most readily visible components of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. The Patrol division consists of four patrol teams, who share shifts round the clock, and who are first responders to crisis. Patrol is always in service and available every hour of the day; and every day of the year. Patrol deputies not only respond to 911 calls for assistance, but also are mobile in our community to observe interactions and behaviors as our community goes about its daily business. As deputies observe crimes, suspicious incidents, traffic violations, etc., patrol deputies make contact with the public to investigate and when necessary to enforce laws and ordinances.
Patrol elements have been available since the inception of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office in 1887. In 2017 MCSO Patrol responded to over 43,500 calls for service. Patrol works across three assigned patrol districts in the Grand Junction Metro area: East (Clifton/ Fruitvale); South (Orchard Mesa); and West (Redlands/Northwest). Other areas of the county are covered by our Rural Area Deputies.
Intelligence based policing
Recently, Patrol implemented an intelligence based policing model which divided patrol areas into 36 areas of increased focus. These areas were selected based on both historical and current data patterns. Deputies assigned to these areas are expected to develop relationships with the public within these areas to address and monitor crime trends. Early results have shown great promise for crime reduction across the county.
Because Mesa County is a large area, patrol deputies may also be seen working out of the substation at the north end of Long Family Park. This is a place for deputies to write reports, make phone calls and hold meetings. It is not open to the public.
For public services, visit our main office located at 215 Rice St, Grand Junction, CO 81501. We are open Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. excluding holidays.