Mesa Citizen Police Academy To Begin In September

July 23, 2010

The Mesa Police Department's next Citizen Police Academy is scheduled to begin on September 1 and will graduate on November 10.  Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 10 pm at various police department facilities. Range Day will be held on Saturday, October 23 from 8 am to 2 pm.

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

Classes during the twelve 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 Academy will include presentations on:

  • Traffic
  • Gangs
  • SWAT
  • Civilian Investigators
  • Street Crimes
  • Bombs
  • DUI
  • Narcotics
  • Aviation
  • Homicide
  • Forensic Services
  • Range Day (you will get to shoot)


Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Reside or be employed in Mesa or family member of Mesa Police Department employee
  • 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 from the police department Web site at



Mesa Police Department
Media Relations Office

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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