Mesa PD Community Engagement Newsletter

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Mesa Police Wants You!

Looking for a more challenging and rewarding career? Want to make a difference in your community? Looking for a change of scenery? Come join the Mesa Police Department in the beautiful Southwest. We’re currently accepting applications for Police Officer Recruit. Apply by November 30, 2020, for the December 12, 2020 test date.

From Police Officers to our professional staff, we offer many diverse career paths often overlooked by qualified candidates. A job with MPD is not only rewarding but also provides long-term careers that keep our community safe. Come be a part of Mesa Police and continue our community partnerships that help make Mesa a great place to live and work. 

For more information, contact a Recruiter by email at or to receive text alerts text JOINMPD to 31996.


Pink Patch Program Raises $ for Breast Cancer

pink patch

In 2019, Mesa PD donated $5,555 to a local non-profit who supports individuals fighting breast cancer. In 2020, Mesa PD raised over $6,000 to donate through selling pink patch items such as a collaboration T-shirt with the local company State 48.

Learn more

Community Engagement Academies

CEA group photo

In 2020, MPD held three Community Engagement Academies. The academies had over 40 participants since class size was limited due to COVID-19 guidelines. In 2021, MPD will hold more Community Engagement Academies, including a Teen Academy. This is a great opportunity for community members to learn more about the Mesa Police Department and get to know officers and understand use of force scenarios. 

CEA Info

Faith and Blue Weekend Essay Contest Winners

Faith & Blue Winners

Hundreds of activities were held across the country in October as part of the Inaugural National Faith and Blue Weekend. Here in the City of Mesa, we asked high school students to explore the question, “What would you do to bridge the gap between the local community and law enforcement,” and the response was incredible! We want to thank all of the students who participated by sharing their ideas for creating unity in our community. And congratulations to our winners representing each of our divisions. 

Roderick – Central Division                                        

Madeline – Fiesta Division

Kristen – Red Mountain Division 

Shae – Superstition Division

Faith and Blue Weekend

Officers Get Certified as Soccer Coaches

Soccer coaches

Mesa Police Youth Development Unit recently teamed up with the Arizona Soccer Association and certified 7 police officers as soccer coaches. Soccer has been considered an international sport that is played on every continent of the world and instills team building, responsibility, leadership, discipline and perseverance. Soccer was even accredited for leading to a signed peace treaty to end a civil war occurring in the Ivory Coast in 2007. The Mesa Police Department will be hosting soccer clinics and games to bridge the gap between youth and police officers and to bring the community together for one common goal.

Youth Development Programs

Central Business Outreach Program

Downtown Mesa

The Mesa Police Department has developed the Business Outreach Program to give businesses in the Downtown Mesa corridor a direct contact to the Mesa PD business liaisons. These individuals are better equipped to assist local businesses with more time and resources to rectify chronic or persistent issues regular calls for service have difficulty addressing.

Business Outreach Program

Help Solve a Crime!

Chief Cost

Mesa Police Chief Ken Cost is asking for your help in solving a crime in this Silent Witness video. On October 16, 2020, at around 9:30 pm, near Guadalupe and Dobson, 7 people were shot including several children. A $20,000 reward is being offered by Silent Witness for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible. Call 480-WITNESS if you have any information. 

Silent Witness Video