Connect. Interact. Exchange. Collaborate. Let’s Get Involved
The Community Engagement Division includes Community Forums, Community Engagement Academies, Youth Development, Recruiting, and Volunteers and Internships. Our Community members and our employees are key to creating and maintaining a safe community in which we live, play, and work. We value our relationship with the community and want to build positive and meaningful partnerships.
Lend a Helping Hand Volunteer/Internships
Mesa Police Department Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program. We value our volunteers’ diversity of skills, abilities, education, and life experiences which they nobly donate to our community. Our volunteers perform a wide variety of duties throughout the department, enabling our paid personnel to concentrate on specialized tasks and better manage workflow. We provide on-the-job training enabling them to be successful. Volunteer Opportunities are available in Patrol Support, Victim Assistance, Detective Assistant, DUI Unit, Disabled Parking Enforcement, Office Assistant, Special Events, Police Range, Mobile Traffic Monitor, and License Plate Reader.
Police Cadets Youth Development
The Mesa Police Department Cadet Post is committed to preparing young men and women for a career in law enforcement. The Law Enforcement Cadet program is an action-oriented, hands-on career discovery program. If you are interested, learn more about what it takes to qualify for the program.Learn More
Community Engagement Academies
This one-day experience allows interested participants the opportunity to learn about police operations and obtain a personal view of what a day in the life of a police officer in your neighborhood is like.
Community members will participate in training, discussions, and presentations regarding Mesa Police Department policies, practices and procedures. Join us for this exciting police-community engagement opportunity!
- 19 years of age
- Reside in Mesa
- Community leaders encouraged to attend
- A background clearance is conducted prior to class start date
If you have any questions, please e-mail PDCED@mesaaz.gov.Interest Application