Fiesta Patrol Division Crime Prevention Officer

Jerry Quarles launched his career in law enforcement when he enlisted into the Arizona Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer serving from 1984 until 1988. He worked from 1985 until 1989 with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office as a Detention Officer and was hired in 1989 by the City of Mesa Police Department to work in the Detention facility. He then attended the first Mesa Police Crime Scene Academy in 1994 where he served as a Crime Scene Technician for a period of six years processing a variety of crime scenes. Jerry started volunteering for the Community Relations Unit providing Neighborhood Watch presentations and performing as a clown for crime prevention events. Jerry was hired full-time as a Crime Prevention Officer in October of 2000.

Jerry is a member of the Arizona Crime Prevention Association (ACPA) and Safety and Magic in Law Enforcement (SMILE). He is an Arizona Peace Officer Standards in Training (AZPOST) certified instructor and is also a certified CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) practitioner.

Jerry has received certification from the Scottsdale Art School in Comprehensive Composite Art, he is a NAFTO certified trainer/instructor, and SMILE certified educator and entertainer.

To schedule a presentation for your group, neighborhood or employees, work with your business, start a Neighborhood Watch, or for any other crime prevention related information, please contact Jerry at 480-644-2539 or by email to



Mesa Police Department
Fiesta Patrol Division