Monday, March 5, 2018

MCSO Welcomes new Undersheriff

Sheriff Matt Lewis administering the 
oath of office to now Undersheriff Todd Rowell.
MESA COUNTY, Colo - In front of colleagues, deputies, family, and friends, Capt. Todd Rowell was sworn in as the Undersheriff for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office this afternoon.

Rowell is a native of Colorado, raised in a small coal mining town on the Western Slope. After High School, he joined the United States Marine Corps. During his four years in the military he received numerous awards including Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year and the Navy Achievement Medal.

Following his enlistment in the military, Undersheriff Rowell attended both the Corrections Academy and the Police Academy at The Delta-Montrose Technical College. He graduated at the top of his class at the Police Academy in 2000 and was hired by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office the same year.

While working as a Sergeant in The Professional Standards Unit, Undersheriff Rowell continued his education at Colorado Mesa University and earned an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration. He is a graduate of County Sheriffs of Colorado’s Command Staff Institute and Northwestern University’s Supervision of Police Personnel.
Sheriff Matt Lewis and Undersheriff Todd Rowell

During his 17 years with the Sheriff’s Office he has served in various leadership positions and received several awards including two life-saving medals. He also served six years as the President of the Mesa County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. Along with his wife and two kids, they are proud to call Mesa County their home.

Rowell assumes the position of Undersheriff following Undersheriff Rusty Callow retirement after 37 years of distinguished service in law enforcement.