Deputy Sheriff – Law Ops (Laterals & Recruits)

Grand Junction, CO
Mesa County Sheriff's Office

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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 240 full time dedicated professionals who provide high quality police services to a growing community of about 150,000, which includes rural and densely populated urban areas. 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 currently hiring laterals and inexperienced Deputies for Law Operations who are or can obtain Colorado P.O.S.T. certification or are currently enrolled to attend a Colorado Law Enforcement Academy. (Those laterals who have 3 or more years related work experience start at Step 3 of our pay band which is currently $26.61/hr)
At this time we are also accepting applications for Academy Sponsorship – Recruit to attend a 4 month long Academy to become P.O.S.T. certified in 2020.


We are also hiring Detention Deputies who do not need to be P.O.S.T. certified. Detentions is often a great place for inexperienced applicants wanting to get their career started and obtain law enforcement related experiences that enhance their career.


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

Only one bonus will be awarded per applicant; however, applicant may qualify for the step increase for experience and one bonus level.


Closing Date: 10/31/2019