Sex Offender Notification and Tracking (SONET)
The Mesa Police Department's Sex Offender Notification Enforcement and
Tracking Team (SONET) is designed with some of the philosophies, which are
instilled and practiced with the department, along with new and innovative
approaches proven successful at the Mesa Family Advocacy Center.
Mesa Police SONET Unit consists of three detectives. The name of
the team indicates the multi-faceted job responsibilities
involved in managing sex offenders who reside within our
communities. Notification is an essential responsibility. On
June 1, 1996, legislation was enacted to address this community
need. Enforcement is another responsibility of this team.
Enforcing sex offender laws can be a complicated issue. The police
department is taxed with the responsibility of ensuring
offenders comply with registration laws. We are also
charged with enforcing the criminal acts that these offenders
may commit if they reoffend. Without the tracking portion of
this team, the enforcement would be even more difficult.
The Mesa Police SONET Team uses the very successful
multi-disciplinary approach to investigations and works closely
with Adult Probation to investigate their cases.
The members of the Mesa Police SONET Unit believe that this team
practices one of the truest forms of Community Policing. We will
continue to work diligently to inform and educate the citizens
of Mesa as we enforce the sex offender laws of the State of
For additional information on the notification process or
notification laws, please visit the
Arizona Department of Public Safety Sex Offender InfoCenter.
Register with Mesa's OffenderWatch®
program to receive notifications via e-mail when sex
offenders move into your area.
Mesa Police Department
Mesa Family Advocacy Center
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211