Holding Facility (Jail)

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The Mesa Police Department's Holding Facility is a temporary holding facility and processing center located in the police headquarters building at 130 North Robson. Subjects are arrested and await an initial court appearance by a judge. Prisoners are held in the holding facility for no longer than twenty-four hours. Subjects who have been arrested will either be transported to the Maricopa County Jail or CoreCivic. The Mesa Holding Facility processes an average of 18,500 prisoners each year. 

Holding Facility Staff

The holding facility is staffed by a team of 37 detention officers who are supervised by six civilian shift supervisors and a civilian Detention Administrator. Detention officers work together in maintaining a close working relationship within all areas of the police department, the Mesa Municipal Court and the many other law enforcement agencies surrounding our community. The Holding Facility is dedicated to ensuring a fair and expedited transition for all who are moving through the criminal justice process. Detention officers are responsible for the care, custody and control of all subjects brought into the facility.


Prisoners arrested on misdemeanor charges remain in the facility until their initial appearance. Monday through Thursday, the court has two sessions for prisoners to be seen. Court times are at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Both of these sessions can be viewed by the public through video monitors located in the Mesa City Court Building at 250 E. 1st Avenue. On Fridays, weekends and holidays, the court only has one session at 7:00 a.m.  This session may be viewed by the public through a monitor located in the lobby of the Mesa Police Headquarters building at 130 N. Robson. Both locations allow for the public to speak to the judge regarding a prisoner that is in-custody and currently in court.

Prisoners who are arrested on felony charges are processed at the Mesa holding facility and then transported to the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail in Phoenix to be seen by a judge. Court times at the County facility are held every three hours and are scheduled after the completion of the county booking process. The public can obtain booking and hold information by calling the Maricopa County Jail Information line at 602-876-0322 and using the name and date of birth of the prisoner.

Prisoners who are arrested and held on misdemeanor charges after their initial appearance or after being sentenced will be held at CoreCivic in Florence, Arizona. The public can obtain information concerning visitation days and hours, and how to place currency on an inmate's books by calling CoreCivic at 520-868-9095 and using the name, date of birth and booking number of the prisoner.

For information regarding prisoners who were arrested and brought to the Mesa holding facility or to find release information after a prisoner's Mesa City Court appearance, call 480-644-2323.

Persons paying a bond should go to the Mesa City Court (250 E. 1st Ave.)during regular business hours and to the Mesa Police Department Headquarters lobby (130 N. Robson) after business hours and on weekends. Bonds can be paid with cash, any major credit card or, in certain situations, be paid through a bail bond agent.


Work Release/Self Surrender to:

City of Mesa Jail
130 N. Robson
Mesa, Az 85201
Phone: 480-644-2323

You must report on the day and time ordered by the Court. If you report after your Court designated reporting time, you may be refused. The sentencing Court will be notified that you reported late or did not appear as ordered. If refused, you will be required to return to Court for an amended order of confinement.

You will not be accepted before your designated reporting date and time. All self-surrenders may use the telephone on the outside of the building. Press the number 3 to contact the jail.
Sign above the phone: "Police Assistance, Direct Phone Line. Please Use the Phone Directly Below."

You must bring the following with you when you report to the jail:

  • The Commitment Order as issued by the Court.
  • A government issued picture identification, such as a Driver's License.
  • If you are eligible for Work Release, you will need to bring in the completed Healthcare Provider's Certification form.

List of Authorized Items:

  • Cell phones will be accepted.
  • If you have prescription medication(s) that you must take during your stay, it must be in the original pharmacy container and have your name on the prescription. If you have questions regarding prescription medication and/or healthcare services at the jail, please contact 520-868-9095.

List of Unauthorized items:

  • Large bags, backpacks, purses
  • Bicycles
  • Books
  • Tobacco, lighters, matches
  • Weapons of any kind, including simulated
  • Personal bedding

List of Unauthorized dress attire:

  • Tube tops
  • Bathing suits
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • See through tops
  • Tops exposing the stomach/midriff
  • Clothing with unacceptable language or gang affiliations printed on it

Remove from Work Release:

Work Release privileges will be suspended in the event of any violations of any terms and conditions of Work Release, not following Core Civic institutional rules, or reporting under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Mailing address for inmate mail:

Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex
P.O. Box 6300
Florence, Az 85132