Mesa Police Departments Information
The Mesa Police Departments is responsible for law enforcement in the city of Mesa that is located in Maricopa County in the state of Arizona.
About the Mesa Police Department
The City of Mesa Police Department and has a jurisdiction over a total area of 138.07 square miles over a population of 508,958. Mesa is the largest suburban city in the entire United States in terms of population.
The Mesa Police Department is headed by the Chief of Police. The current incumbent is Chief Ramon Batista. There are a total of 1,212 officers working for law enforcement in the city.
The Mesa Police Department Address is:
130 North Robson
Mesa, Arizona 85201.
(480) 644 2211 is the non-emergency number of the department for the public to contact. For emergencies, 911 can be dialed.
The Mesa Police Department Email address is not shared. However, residents can send a message to the department by using the form on the page https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/police/contact-the-mesa-police-department
The Mesa Police Department’s website is https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/police
Mesa Police Departments Organization
The Chief of Police heads the department and is assisted by Assistant Chiefs. Individual divisions of the departments are headed by Commanders who in turn have Lieutenants to help them discharge their responsibilities.
For smooth operations, there are four substations of the department namely Fiesta police division, Central police division, Red Mountain police division, and Superstition police division.
The various divisions and units in the department include:
- Airport unit at Phoenix-Mesa airport
- Air support unit at Falcon Field
- Community Engagement
- Crime Prevention
- Crime Scene Unit
- Criminal Investigation that has Homicide, Cold cases, Financial crimes, Special victims, and recovered property
- Crisis intervention
- Information Technology
- Gang unit
- K-9 unit
- Family Advocacy center
- Missing persons
- Organized Crime
- Professional Standards and Internal Affairs
- SWAT Team
Reporting a Crime
Crimes can be reported either by calling 911 or the telephone line. Those living in the metro area can even text to 911 to reach them. For more information, visit https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/police/divisions/communications/text911
Online reporting of crimes can be done through the website http://secure.coplogic.com/dors/startreport/130648300 The following crimes can be reported:
- Criminal Damage
- Vehicle burglary
- Hit and run
- Identity theft
- Lost property
- Found property
It is possible to submit tips about crimes, gangs, and drug activities to the department. The guidelines in https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/police/submit-a-tip can be followed.
Joining the Department
The department invites applications periodically for vacancies in the department. A separate website is available https://www.mpdjobs.com/ from where one can apply to join the department. The process of selecting a police officer involves the following steps:
- Prescreening applications
- Conduct of written test, after which those scoring more than 70% are shortlisted
- Physical tests including an obstacle course, body drag, chain link, fence climb, and 500-yard run.
- Background checks
- Polygraph examination
- Interview by the HR hiring review board
- A conditional offer of employment
- Medical and Psychological exam to be cleared prior to selection
Mesa Police Department Community Engagement
The department engages with the community to ensure law and order and public safety. There are various activities conducted as a part of community engagement:
- The volunteer program, where interns are selected to work with the department in different areas.
- The youth development program, to prepare young people for a career in law enforcement.
- MESA program that involves a partnership between the department, schools, businesses and other agencies.
- Citizen police academy that conducts a training program for the public to create awareness of police activities.
- Community forums that allow for interaction between the department and members of the community. There are many forums that are in operation, including an Afro-American forum, Asian forum, Mental health forum, Education forum, Youth forum, Upbeat and aging forum, etc.