Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes. While attending the Mesa Police Academy you receive a bi-weekly salary and health benefits.
Yes. Mesa Police Department utilizes their own training facility located at 3260 North 40th Street in Mesa. We currently hold January and July Police Academies.
We currently do not have a policy regarding visible tattoos for sworn police officers.
Currently, conservative styled moustaches are allowed. However, the Chief has allowed our police officers to have beards for community spirit and charitable fundraising events.
Year to date staffing trends can be viewed here.
Annual Reports can be viewed here.
The headquarters building is located at 130 N Robson -- on the northwest corner of West 1st Street and North Robson, about a block northeast of Country Club Drive and Main Street in downtown Mesa.
There are four district stations throughout the city:
- Central: 120 N Robson
- Fiesta: 1010 W Grove Ave
- Red Mountain: 4333 E University Dr
- Superstition: 2430 S Ellsworth Rd
Mailing address for any police station:
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
The Academy is currently 22 weeks long.
Officers work four, ten-hour days in a row with 3 days off. Your days off are consecutive, not broken up.
Each specialty unit has different requirements, but most allow you to test after 2.5 years as a patrol officer.
No. You can live anywhere you choose but you must have the ability to respond to work if called in a reasonable amount of time. We have officers that live all over the valley.
The city of Mesa does offer tuition reimbursement. As of now it, $8120 a year. In order to take advantage of this, the employee must be off probation and the program must be approved by a supervisor. You must maintain a “C” average in order to receive the tuition reimbursement.
Veterans will receive 5 preferential points on our written examination if they provide a valid copy of their DD214 prior to the written test.
Yes. The academy offers recruits 28 college credits for the 22 weeks they complete in the academy. You can use your GI Bill during tis time to receive your money from the government. You will receive your regular salary from Mesa PD during this time.