Mesa County Sheriff's Office

About Mesa County Sheriff's Office

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is located in Grand Junction, CO and is the largest Sheriff's Office in Colorado, west of the Continental Divide. We employ over 250 full time dedicated professionals who provide high quality police services to a growing community of about 150,000, along with the operation and supervision of inmates in our Detention Facility.
We are a progressive agency which exemplifies professionalism, represented in three key words - "Integrity, Service, and Community." Mesa County, being the fourth largest county in Colorado, spans across 3,341 miles. It is home to beautiful mountains, National Forests, lakes, rivers, monuments, mesas, and desert, which provide for virtually any and all outdoor activities imaginable, with an average of 245 sunny days per year in the Grand Valley.

We are hiring Deputy Sheriff - Jail Ops positions that do not require prior experience or P.O.S.T. certification. Applicants who have recently received their P.O.S.T. certification can apply to start their law enforcement career working in the Jail. Detentions is often a great place for inexperienced applicants wanting to get their career started and obtain law enforcement related experiences and knowledge that enhances their career for success.

In an effort to attract the most qualified candidates, the following financial incentives may be used for individuals with specific experience, skills, or education:

Fluent in both English and Spanish at the time of hire - $5,000.00 bonus
Associates Degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college - $3,000.00 bonus
Bachelors Degree from accredited college - $5000,00 bonus
Masters Degree from accredited college - $7000.00 bonus
Active duty military service of 2 or more years - $4000.00 bonus
2-3 years of related work experience - applicant will be hired at Step 2 of the pay range.
Three or more years of related work experience - applicant will be hired at Step 3 of the pay range.
Only one bonus will be awarded per applicant; however, applicant may qualify for the step increase for experience and one bonus level.

All bonuses will be paid in two parts:
50% of bonus paid upon completion of the field-training program.
Remaining 50% paid upon completion of the first full year of employment.

Find more information about our agency by visiting our website at You can apply on-line and view the job description for Deputy Sheriff - Jail Ops from our website or visit

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