Mesa Police Department's Holding Facility is a temporary holding facility
and processing center located in the police headquarters building at 130
North Robson. Subjects that are arrested and waiting for an initial court
appearance by a judge, are held in the holding facility for no longer than
twenty-four hours. Subjects who have been arrested on felony charges or have
been ordered to remain in-custody by a judge are transported to the
Maricopa County Jail. The
Mesa Holding Facility processes an average of 18,500 prisoners each year.
Holding Facility Staff
The holding facility is staffed by a team of 27
detention/transport officers who are supervised by six civilian
shift supervisors and a sworn lieutenant. The detention and
transport officers work together in maintaining a close working
relationship within all areas of the police department, the Mesa
Municipal Court and the many other law enforcement agencies
surrounding our community. The Holding Facility is dedicated to
ensuring a fair and expedited transition for all who are moving
through the criminal justice process.
Detention officers are
responsible for the care, custody and control of all subjects
brought into the facility. Safety of the prisoners, officers and
all who enter the facility is of utmost importance in the daily
operations of the unit. Detention officers process each person
who is in-custody prior to being seen by a judge. Processing
includes searches for contraband and weapons to maintain the
safety and integrity of the facility, obtaining fingerprints for
proper identification purposes, and the preparation of court
paperwork for the judge to review.
facilitate the movement of prisoners to and from the several
Maricopa County facilities, assist with maintaining security of
the in-custody courtroom, in addition to the duties of a
Prisoners arrested on misdemeanor charges remain in the
facility until their initial appearance. Monday through
Thursday, the court has two sessions for prisoners to be seen.
Court times are at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Both of these
sessions can be viewed by the public through video monitors
located in the Mesa City Court Building at 250 E. 1st Avenue. On
Fridays, weekends and holidays, the court only has one session
at 7:00 a.m. This session may be viewed by the public through a
monitor located in the lobby of the Mesa Police Headquarters
building at 130 N. Robson. Both locations allow for the public
to speak to the judge regarding a prisoner that is in-custody
and currently in court.
Prisoners who are arrested on felony charges are processed at
the Mesa holding facility and then transported to the Maricopa
County Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix to be seen by a judge.
Court times at the County facility are held every three hours
and are scheduled after the completion of the county booking
process. The public can obtain booking and hold information by
calling the Maricopa County Jail Information line at
602-876-0322 and using the name and date of birth of the
For information regarding prisoners who were
arrested and brought to the Mesa holding facility or to find
release information after a prisoner's Mesa City Court
appearance, call 480-644-2323.
Prisoners who have been assigned or given a bond can be
bonded out either during or after court hours. Persons paying a
bond should go to the Mesa City Court during regular business
hours and to the Mesa Police Headquarters lobby (130 N. Robson)
after business hours and on weekends. Bonds can be paid with
cash, any major credit card or, in certain situations, can be
paid through a bail bond agent.
Mesa Police Department
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211