(970) 244-3500

The Professional Standards Unit (PSU) is responsible for hiring, retention, training and the integrity of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office through:

  • Managing the complaint review and the Internal Affairs Investigation function, as well as the commendation process
  • Professional law enforcement education and in-service training for all employees
  • On-going professional standards review and policy development


File a commendation or complaint:

  • If you need immediate assistance, call non-emergency dispatch at (970) 242-6707 and request to speak with a supervisor.
  • To leave a confidential voice message call (970) 244-3539. Messages are typically returned within 3 business days.
  • For thank yous or complaints ONLY, email socomplaint@mesacounty.us If you need to file a report or immediate assistance please call (970) 242-6707, and a deputy on-duty will assist you.


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PSU manages required in-service training for both operations and detention deputies as well as advanced education for specialized instructors. The agency remains abreast of changing law enforcement legal and procedural issues so we can keep our staff current. PSU manages approximately 14,000 training hours for over 220 employees annually.

CLETC: Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center

The Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center, or CLETC, as it is known locally, was an original vision of former Mesa County Sheriff Riecke Claussen. After Sheriff Claussen was term limited out of office, Sheriff Stan Hilkey kept that vision in his sights, hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the site in 2013. During Sheriff Hilkey's tenure, a partnership was formed between Colorado Mesa University, the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County Government, to create and maintain CLETC.

CLETC is an 80 acre site featuring a $1.4 million 7/8 mile driving track with an 18 foot observation tower and a 120 x 270 foot concrete skid pad. When completed, this multi-phase project will also include a shooting range, a simulated city block, a classroom building, a fitness course and a fire training area. CLETC was built to serve all law enforcement agencies in the region.

Visit the CLETC website directly for any of these needs: 

  • Schedule or Reserve the Track
  • Questions About Uses of the Track
  • Media Inquiries