Thursday, June 18, 2015

Victim Advocate Program Recruiting Additional Volunteers

Local Law Enforcement Recruiting For Victim Advocates

Mesa County, Colo. -- The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and the Grand Junction Police Department are recruiting additional volunteer Victim Advocates who have the heart and compassion to stand with those who are experiencing some of the worst times in their lives. New recruits will attend a 35-hour training program sponsored by both agencies, and then begin serving the community by providing support, comfort and resources to victims of crime and other traumatic incidents.

Victim advocates who volunteer with the GJPD respond to law enforcement incidents within the city limits of Grand Junction. MCSO victim advocates respond to areas outside of the city limits of Grand Junction, to include Fruita, Palisade and the greater Mesa County community.

New volunteers can enroll through the end of August 2015, with the academy classes beginning September 1. Classes will run every Tuesday and Thursday evening, plus Saturday, September 26, covering a variety of topics that provide training and skills to handle a variety of crisis situations.

  • Mesa County Sheriff's Office program contact is, Tracy Baker. Her direct phone number is, (970) 244-3275 or email her at, Click here to view a MCSO application.

  • Grand Junction Police Department program contact is, Mary Harmeling. Her direct number is, (970) 549-5290 or email her at,