Mesa Citizen Police Academy to begin in February

January 3, 2012

The Mesa Police Department's next Citizen Police Academy is scheduled to begin on February 15 and will graduate on April 25, 2012. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 10pm at various police department facilities. Range day will be held on a Saturday from 8am to 2pm.

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 eleven 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 much more.

Presentations will include:

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


Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Reside or 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, Mesa Police Department Training, at 480-644-4139. Applications may be downloaded at


Mesa Police Department
Media Relations Office

PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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