"EXCELLENCE AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY"
Excellence in public safety.
We believe in partnering with our community to prevent and reduce crime and to ensure procedural justice by building trust, showing respect, and preserving human rights.
The Mesa Police Department (MPD) is made up of a diverse group of professionals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. There is no cookie-cutter employee here. From our police officers to our civilian positions we offer many rewarding career paths often overlooked by qualified candidates. A job with MPD isn't what you see on police television shows. Our focus is on providing long-term careers that keep our community safe.
It takes more than physical strength to be part of the Mesa Police Department. We are looking for morally sound, community-oriented, problem solvers from a variety of backgrounds. Starting salary is $50,960.00; with our top officers bringing home $76,502.40. We encourage professional growth with $8,124 in tuition reimbursement offered each year.
Learn more about becoming a police officer recruit.
As the 3rd largest city in Arizona, and 7th on Forbes' list of safest cities, Mesa has attracted officers from agencies across the state and country. Our advanced facilities, such as a nationally acclaimed crime lab, dispatch center, jail and aviation team, set us apart from other state agencies. After probation, Lateral Officers may use 50% of their former police agency time towards a three year patrol requirement and starting salaries range from $51,030.18-$65,520.00 depending on experience.
The Mesa Police Department offers many lucrative career paths in addition to our police officer opportunities. We have civilian positions within communications, records and crime lab that all impact our department and community as much as our officers do. Civilian members experience exciting careers that are challenging while, at the same time, helping members of the community when they need it most.
Learn more about civilian opportunities.
MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211