City of Mesa News Article
Mesa Police Citizen Academy Applications Being Taken
By: Karen Hubbard
07/22/13 7:11 AM

The Mesa Police Department's next Citizen Police Academy is scheduled to begin on September 4, 2013 and will graduate on November 13, 2013. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 10pm at various police department facilities, with Range Day being held on a Saturday.
The Citizen Police Academy offers a mix of classroom presentations and hands-on experience which combine to give students an insight and understanding of law enforcement's role in our community.
Classes during the eleven week program show what goes into the making of a police officer. A step-by-step journey that starts with the hiring process and advances through all facets of training, from physical fitness and use of force, to communications, criminal and accident investigation, patrol and much more.
Presentations will include: Traffic, Civilian Investigators, DUI, Homicide, Gangs, Street Crimes, Narcotics, Crime Lab, SWAT, Bombs, Aviation, and Range Day (you will get to shoot).
Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • 19 years of age or older 
  • Reside in or be employed in Mesa or be a family member of a Mesa Police Department employee 
  • No prior felony arrests 
  • No misdemeanor arrests within one year of application 
  • Pass a background check
For more information and an application, contact Jen Wills, Mesa Police Department Training, at 480-644-4139. Applications may be downloaded at 

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