The Grand Junction Police Department in partnership with Colorado Mesa University, is contracted to provide a uniformed presence of police officers on the CMU campus. This partnership was expanded in 2016 to included sworn law enforcement officers employed directly by CMU. This effort was brought forth to enhance the existing police services on campus, and together, both CMU and GJPD officers work to keep the peace and safety of those who attend and work at the university.
Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department who are assigned to the CMU campus complete a three-year term at the school. They aim to provide support for crime prevention efforts and the safety of students and staff, answering to calls for service both on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods. Grand Junction Police Department officers assigned to CMU have a substation located on the north side of campus at 1060 Orchard Avenue.