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About the Professional Standards Unit (PSU)

PSU is responsible for hiring, retention, training, and the integrity of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.  

Other responsibilities include:

  • Managing complaint review
  • Internal Affairs Investigation function
  • Commendation process
  • Professional law enforcement education
  • In-service training for all employees
  • On-going professional standards review and policy development
Photograph of Group in physical training session practicing taking people down and subduing them

File a commendation or complaint

  • To leave a confidential voice message, call 970-244-3539. Messages are typically returned within three business days.
  • To send Thank You's or Complaints ONLY via email to
  • To file a report, call 970-242-6707, and an on-duty deputy will assist you.

If you need immediate assistance, please call non-emergency dispatch at (970) 242-6707 and request to speak with a supervisor.

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Visit our Careers page to learn more about joining the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.


PSU manages required in-service training for both Operations and Detention deputies and advanced education for specialized instructors.

The unit manages approximately 14,000 training hours for over 260 employees annually.

The agency remains abreast of changing law enforcement legal and procedural issues, so we can keep our staff current.

Photograph of deputies in Shooting Training with screen showing a person standing with their hands up

Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center (CLETC)

How did the Facility Come to be? 

The Colorado Law Enforcement Training Center (CLETC) was the vision of now-retired Mesa County Sheriff Riecke Claussen.

After Sheriff Claussen was term-limited out of office, Sheriff Stan Hilkey kept that vision in his sights, hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the site in 2013.

During Sheriff Hilkey's tenure, a partnership was formed to create and maintain CLETC between:

  • Colorado Mesa University
  • The City of Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Government

Facility Description

CLETC is an 80-acre training site featuring: 

  • 7/8 mile driving track with a 120' x 270' concrete skid pad
  • 20' observation tower
  • Two classroom buildings
  • 23 lane shooting range
  • Six vacant houses for simulations, breaches, etc.
  • Fire training area

CLETC was built to serve all law enforcement agencies in the region.

Visit the CLETC website

For questions about the use of the track or to make a reservation.

CLETC Website