Fraud & Ethics Hotline

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The City of Mesa is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in everything we do. The Fraud & Ethics Hotline serves as a critical tool in this effort by providing a way for employees, contractors, and vendors to anonymously report suspected illegal, unethical, or unsafe activity in connection with City operations.

What types of things should I report?
Reportable activities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Accounting irregularities
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Falsification of records
  • Fraudulent insurance claims
  • Kickbacks, bribes, unauthorized discounts, or other inappropriate exchanges/relationships with vendors or customers
  • Personal use of City resources (i.e. vehicles, tools, equipment, supplies, etc.)
  • Retaliation against whistleblowers
  • Safety or sanitation issues
  • Serious policy violations, or other misconduct, that could (or did) negatively impact the City
  • Theft of cash, equipment, supplies, services, time, or any other City resource
  • Unauthorized release of confidential information
  • Any other suspected fraudulent activity




If you wish to report any issues or complaints to the City that do not fall under the categories listed here for the Hotline, please email us.

What types of things should I NOT use the Hotline to report?
It would not be appropriate to use the Hotline to report the following:

  • Emergencies or other immediate public safety concerns (call 911)
  • Complaints against Mesa businesses, unless the issue involves City operations or employees.
  • Disputes between private citizens.
  • Other issues that do not involve City of Mesa operations or employees.

When can I use the Hotline?
The Fraud & Ethics Hotline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Can I remain anonymous?
Yes! You do not have to give your name and the Hotline service does not provide the City any other identifying information.

Who can I call for more information about the Fraud & Ethics Hotline?

Contact the City Auditor at 644-3767.

You may contact the City Auditor directly at any time to report suspected fraud or related misconduct.  We will protect your confidentiality and anonymity to the extent permitted by law.