Mesa Citizen Police Academy To Begin In April

February 4, 2009

The Mesa Police Department's next Citizen Police Academy is scheduled to begin on April 8 and will graduate on June 10. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at various police department facilities.

The Citizen Police Academy offers a mix of classroom presentation and hands-on experience, which combine to give students an insight and understanding of law enforcement's role in our community.

Classes during the 10-week program show what goes into the making of a police officer. A step-by-step journey that starts with the hiring process and advances through all facets of training, from physical fitness and use of force, to communications, criminal and accident investigation, patrol and more.

The Citizen Police Academy will include presentations on such topics as:

  • Traffic
  • Gangs
  • SWAT
  • Photo Radar
  • Street Crimes
  • Bombs
  • DUI
  • Narcotics
  • K-9


Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Reside in or be employed in Mesa
  • No prior felony arrests
  • No misdemeanor arrests within one year of application
  • Pass a background check


For more information and an application contact Jen Wills in the Mesa Police Department Training Section at 480-644-4139. Applications may also be downloaded here



Mesa Police Department
Media Relations Office

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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