Senior Police Academy Begins October 14

September 28, 2009

With classes scheduled to begin Wednesday, October 14, the Mesa Police Department is accepting enrollment into its Senior Police Academy.

Since 2004, the Mesa Police Department's Senior Police Academy has provided seniors in our community with an inside look at law enforcement. The Academy is designed to provide seniors with an understanding of the operations and resources of the Mesa Police Department. The goal of the academy is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement's role in our community through classes on 911, SWAT, K9, Hostage negotiations and Diversity to name a few.

Classes meet on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the Red Mountain Station, 4333 E. University Drive in Mesa. Classes will run through March 2010.

Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • Reside or employed in the City of Mesa
  • No prior felony arrests
  • No misdemeanor arrests within one year of application


For more information about the Senior Police Academy or to register for courses, please call crime prevention officer, Karen Stegenga, at 480-644-5014.



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