The Warrants Division was formed in 1988. At that time one officer was
assigned to handle all of the warrants issued by the local courts. Five
years later, in 1994, the Warrant Unit received, on average, 900 warrants
per month. Today, the Unit receives approximately 2000 warrants per month.
The squad is also responsible for serving Orders of Protection,
issued by the Mesa City Court, and Mental Health Detainers.
The Warrant Unit works with a zero tolerance attitude. The
Detectives travel throughout the State of Arizona picking up
suspects that have been arrested by other agencies on Mesa City
The Warrants Detectives work long hours, sometimes
in severe weather, locating numerous suspects on their daily
list of warrants issued by the courts. They often deal with
angry and uncooperative people; sometimes facing hardened
criminals, escaped convicts and killers. Many of these
criminals are captured with the help of the public.
Mesa Police Department
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211