Building safer neighborhoods
Partner with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office to build a safer community
Message from the Sheriff
"When it comes to building safer neighborhoods, it's essential that Mesa County collaborates with our community. I invite you to partner with us as we utilize technology to solve and prevent crime. I encourage you to take some time to explore our webpage and learn about the easy steps you can take today to not only protect your home but also help deputies solve crime.
Security cameras have increasingly become a valuable investigative tool. They may capture criminal activity or offer a vital clue to an ongoing investigation. If you have an exterior security camera system, I encourage you to join the free Neighbors app and the Mesa County Sheriff's Office Camera Registry program. Both are designed to make it easy to share potentially critical information captured on your home security camera with law enforcement while protecting your privacy.
Thank you for taking the time to join us in creating a safer and more vibrant community."
- Sheriff Todd Rowell
Easy ways to reduce crime
9 PM Routine
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office encourages community members to follow the 9 PM Routine to reduce the likelihood of falling victim to property crimes.
Every night at 9:00 p.m., go through this checklist:
- REMOVE: Valuables, keys, wallet or any guns from your car.
- LOCK UP: Car, house, windows, garage, gates, and sheds.
- LEAVE ON: Exterior lights, security cameras, and alarm systems.
- Remember, your car is not a gun safe.
- Safely store your gun in a secure location at home.
- Thieves are known to target cars to steal guns.
Join us each night to help create safer neighborhoods in Mesa County.
Simple ways you can help prevent crime
- Use your deadbolt. Keep doors and windows locked even when you're at home.
- Secure valuables outside or take them inside.
- Don't hide keys under your doormat or near your door. That is where criminals look.
- Leave outside lights on at night. Use a timer and motion lights.
- Keep your garage door closed and secure the door connected to your home.
- Plant shrubs with thorns near windows and fences to deter burglars.
- Keep bushes trimmed so intruders don't have a place to hide.
When communities work together, safer neighborhoods are the result.
The Neighbors App is a free mobile app designed for community members. Anyone with a smartphone can download the app.
- Stay informed about public safety issues in your community.
- Easily collaborate with law enforcement.
- Residents can share security camera footage with law enforcement to help solve crime.
- Receive updates.
- Post photos or videos from any device.
Turn your camera into a crime-fighting tool
To collaborate with community members to reduce crime, the Sheriff's Office asks businesses and residents with surveillance camera systems to register those systems with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
Registering your system with us does NOT give us access to your system.
Registration simply lets deputies know of the existence of a camera or surveillance system at the registered address and who to contact should a crime occur in the area.
If a crime or incident occurs near your home or business, deputies will contact you directly to see if your camera captured something that could help with the investigation.