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Five Mesa County Sheriff's Office School Resource Officers stand together outside during high school graduation in 2023.

The School Resource Officer (SRO) program

Our mission is to:

1. Provide a safe environment for staff, students, families, and visitors
2. Build trust with students and families by acting as mentors, positive role models, trusted adults, and informal counselors.
3. Assist teaching staff as a law-related educator in classrooms.

An SRO must engage in three distinct roles in their designated schools:

  1. Law enforcement officer
  2. Law enforcement counselor
  3. Law-related educator

These roles are vital to building relationships with students, school faculty administrators, and parents.

Photograph of Mesa County Sheriff Deputy speaking to a group of children in a school gymnasium

Our schools

There are five School Resource Officers serving the Mesa County Valley School District 51 in unincorporated Mesa County.

Elementary Schools

  • Appleton 
  • Broadway
  • Chatfield
  • Clifton 
  • Fruitvale
  • Lincoln Orchard
  • Loma
  • Rocky Mountain
  • Scenic
  • Thunder Mountain

Middle Schools

  • Grand Mesa 
  • Mount Garfield
  • Redlands
  • Grand Valley Mennonite K-9

High Schools

  • Ascent Classical Academy K-12
  • Central
  • Gateway K-12

To contact an SRO

Are you having an emergency?

Call 911

During School Hours?

Non-emergency dispatch 970-242-6707


Leave a message for a School Resource Officer at 970-242-6707

Photograph of four Mesa County Sheriff Deputies at Shop with a Cop event