Superstition Patrol Division Crime Prevention Officer

Karen Stegenga began her career in law enforcement with the Mesa Police Department in 1997. She works closely with the community and with the Superstition Division officers to help find solutions to both residential and commercial problems.

She provides presentations on a wide variety of crime prevention topics such as identity theft, computer/Internet safety, elder abuse and personal safety. The "ID UR Bike" and "Summer-izing Your Arizona Home" programs help keep the senior communities more secure.

Karen is an Arizona Peace Officer Standards in Training (AZPOST) general instructor and a Specialist Instructor in Elder Abuse. She is a member of the Arizona Crime Prevention Association (ACPA), certified as a Crime Prevention Officer through the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners (ISCPP), and is a certified CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Practitioner. She is also a member of the Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance and the Attorney General's Task Force Against Senior Abuse.

To schedule a presentation for your group, neighborhood or employees, work with your business, start a Neighborhood Watch, or for any other crime prevention related information, please contact Karen at 480-644-5014 or by email to



Commander Soelberg
Mesa Police Department
Superstition Patrol Division