Training Unit

Training SignThe Mesa Police Department Training Section is based at the Public Safety Training Facility located at 3260 N. 40th Street. The facility is a joint-use complex that is shared with the Mesa Fire Department Training Section. The facility covers roughly 45 acres and has a 14 acre asphalt driving track, a burn building including a seven story tower, numerous burn vehicles, 11 classrooms, and a state of the art 364 seat auditorium.

The Police Training Section is comprised of six squads with a police lieutenant supervising the section. Each of these squads focuses on a separate aspect of training for the police department. The six squads are Basic Academy, Advanced Training, Proficiency Skills, Range, Field Training and the Tactical Training Unit.

In addition to holding the Basic Academy, in-service sworn officer and police civilian training, the section also hosts the Police Academy for Civilian Employees (P.A.C.E.) and the Citizens Police Academy (C.P.A.).

If you are interested in becoming a Mesa Police Officer visit the Hiring Unit site.