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About the Crime Reduction Unit (CRU)

The Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) was created in June 2017.

  • CRU provides a proactive problem-solving unit to serve the citizens of our community.
  • The team is designed to problem-solve issues relating to citizens and residences in our community that have a higher need for government services.
  • CRU excels with its partnerships with many organizations, including non-profit organizations.

Since its creation, they have assisted many citizens and neighborhoods by providing long-term solutions to many complex problems.

CRU has shown to be a tremendous asset to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the citizens of our community.


Deputy Nick Bouton stands with a citizen as they discuss the disc golf course opened in January 2024.


Our Mission

  • Reduce crime.
  • Improve the quality of life.
  • Partner with our citizens by utilizing:
    • Innovative
    • Long-term
    • Problem-oriented policing practices.
Photograph of Grand Valley Peace and Justice organization teams up with Crime Reduction Unit Deputies.  Shows a group of adults, children and deputies
Grand Valley Peace and Justice teams up with CRU deputies for a community clean up

Learn more about the work CRU does for the community

Visit our CrimeWatch website.


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