Firearms Training Facility
The Mesa Police Department Firearms Training staff consists of one
sergeant and five officers who are responsible for all the weapons
inspections, maintenance, and firearms training for approximately 900 police
department employees. The Firearms Training facility has been in operation
since 1962 and is located on approximately 18 acres in north central Mesa.
The facility has an automated 25-station qualification range, a "live fire"
training house, a practice range, 200-meter rifle range, and training areas
for the SWAT and K9 teams. The facility also has a classroom, well-equipped
armory and a state-of-the-art simulated firearms training system.
Improvements to the Range in 2005 included acquiring a new
computerized firearms training system, a security gate and
fencing, and purchasing an additional turning target system.