Dobson Night Out Focuses On Education and Enforcement

June 13, 2008

The Mesa Police Department's Dobson Patrol Division is set to host a criminal enforcement and educational operation known as Dobson Night Out. With school out and the summer months in full motion, the need to address juvenile crime related activity is very important. In addition to the enforcement aspect of the operation, we also recognize the need to provide education to juveniles and their parents regarding the various laws pertaining to those who are under age.

The operation will take place on June 13 and 14 between the hours of 2:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Uniformed patrol officers, street crimes officers, detectives, and crime prevention officers will participate in the operation. A mobile command post will be set up on the northwest corner of Country Club and Southern Avenue in Mesa. Crime prevention officers will be available to speak to parents and provide crime prevention literature related to juveniles. The command post will also be utilized for operational briefings.

The enforcement aspect of the operation will involve high profile patrol within the Dobson Division's working boundaries. Patrol officers will pay close attention to parks and high density areas where juveniles are known to gather. Real time crime analysis will be distributed to officers and detectives working in the area to help direct their crime crime fighting efforts.

The Dobson Patrol Division is located at 2505 S. Dobson Road. The division services 13.6 square miles and is home to over 90,000 culturally diverse residents. The officers answer an average of 7,389 monthly calls for service from a regional shopping mall, community college, hospital, apartment complexes, single-family homes, and one of the state's largest high schools.



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PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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