The Mesa Police Department has supported the successful transition of many police officers from a variety of Arizona agencies. Our advanced facilities continue to lead the way in innovative technology and support the needs of our neighboring agencies and communities. Mesa police officers are given access to some of the latest technology and training to elevate their skills and better prepare them for life in the field. 


The Mesa Police Department is not currently accepting application for the position of Police Officer Lateral – In-State applicants. Please check back again for future openings.


Starting Salaries:

  • 0 to 9 months experience - $24.50/hr ($50,960.00)
  • 10 months to 4 years experience - $26.02/hr ($54,121.60)
  • 4 to 5 years experience - $27.08/hr ($56,326.40)
  • 5 to 6 years experience - $28.47/hr ($59,217.60)
  • 6 to 7 years experience - $29.93/hr ($62,254.40)
  • 7+ years of experience - $31.46/hr ($65,436.80)


Why Mesa PD?

  • Competitive salaries and benefits.
  • Transfer and promotional opportunities.
  • After probation, Lateral Officers may use 50% of their former police agency time towards the three year patrol requirement.


Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Applicant must currently be, or has been, an Arizona Post certified sworn peace officer in good standing.



  1. Applicants must first apply online at Complete and submit the online application and supplement.
  2. You must print, complete and notarize the background questionnaire packet and mail directly to: Mesa Police Department, Attn: Police Department Hiring Unit/ Background Investigator Westberg, P.O. Box 1466, Mesa, AZ 85211.
  3. Once the application is received it will be reviewed to determine if all of the minimum requirements for a lateral transfer are met.
  4. Testing process will include a physical assessment test, firearms assessment, selection interview, background interview, polygraph, and background investigation. If candidate is given a conditional offer of hire, then a psychological exam and medical exam must be completed.


Important Information:

  • Successful completion of an extensive background investigation, along with polygraph, physical agility, medical and psychological examinations are required.
  • A Police Officer - Lateral is not required to attend the Mesa Police Academy.



Background Questionnaire