The Proficiency Skills Squad is comprised of one sworn supervisor, four
sworn training officers and a civilian driving coordinator. The training
officers are all general instructors. Each officer also has certifications
in a number of specialty instructorships such as Defense Tactics Instructor,
High Risk Traffic Stops, Firearms, Nutrition, Simunition, Tactical Driving
and Impact Weapons. The Proficiency Skills squad's primary responsibility is
to provide training in all of these areas to the academy recruits and to all
of the sworn in-service personnel.
The driving coordinator is responsible for training all Mesa
Police Department employees, sworn and civilian, to safely
operate department owned vehicles. This training is diverse,
covering the high-speed emergency response driving of officers
to safe defensive driving in normal conditions. The driving
coordinator is also responsible for the care and maintenance of
the entire driving track and facility.
By working together and staying current with national
training trends and techniques, the Proficiency Skills Squad
strives to provide the best training possible to their students.