Message to the Community from Sheriff Todd Rowell

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I’m a Western Slope native, United States Marine Corps veteran, and my wife and I both graduated from Colorado Mesa University. I’ve served with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years - most recently as the Undersheriff. 

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office is not one person. The men and women of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office are the heart of this agency and are doing good work. I want you to know that will continue. Our commitment to serving and meeting the needs of this community remains steadfast. 

Under my leadership, we will continue the initiatives and programs that are effective. We will continue to use and build on intelligence-led policing strategies and invest in technology to maximize our resources and our ability to be proactive in solving and preventing crime. 

Not all public safety and quality of life issues can be solved quickly. Many take time and research to understand the root of the problem, and then we must find creative solutions by collaborating with our community partners. I want you to know we are investing the time and are committed to finding long-term and lasting solutions to our community’s public safety concerns.

Investing in our community is important and a priority. Understanding the community’s needs and finding ways to work together to build safer neighborhoods is at the center of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office’s mission. Mesa County is not only where I serve, it’s my community too. It’s where I’ve chosen to raise my family and where the men and women of this organization call home. 

I recognize the community’s needs are complex and evolving. I want the community to have a voice on how the Sheriff’s Office partners with you and delivers services. This is your sheriff’s office. I look forward to partnering with you to make our community safer.

- Sheriff Todd Rowell 

Sheriff Todd Rowell