Mesa Police Department
Interim Chief Michael Dvorak
130 North Robson
Mesa, Arizona 85201
Lobby Hours: M-F/8a-5p
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, Arizona 85211-1466
480-644-2211, option 2
Main Information Number:
Protect Your Tailgate!
It take a thief less than 2 minutes to steal a tailgate. Replacing yours through a dealer could easily cost up to $3000 or more; a nice used one could be around $200. Here are a few precautions you can take to prevent this crime:
- Consider installing a tailgate lock or anti-theft device.
- Install a clamp on the tailgate hinge.
- Engrave your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the tailgate.
- Park vehicle in areas with plenty of light or in the garage.
- Back vehicle up to garage door, wall or bushes to make access difficult.
Please report any suspicious activity or persons around vehicle immediately be calling Mesa PD at 480-644-2211, then choose option 2 from the menu to get a dispatcher.
The Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA) suggests a simple DIY to secure tailgates – a metal hose clamp (diameters 3/4" to 1-3/4") can be installed around the right side of the tailgate hinge and tightened with a screwdriver. It takes two minutes to install and the tailgate is "locked" in place and cannot be easily removed with the clamp on.
Mesa Police Department in the 21st Century
In December 2014, the President of the United States initiated a Task Force on 21st Century Policing. The Task Force was charged with identifying best practices and offering recommendations on how policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while building public trust. The Task Force concluded their report with recommendations and action items organized around six major topic areas; Building Trust & Legitimacy, Policy & Oversight, Technology & Social Media, Community Policing & Crime Reduction, Training & Education, and Officer Wellness & Safety. In response to this report, a working group was established to analyze and identify the degree of effectiveness between The Mesa Police Department’s current practices and the report’s recommendations. Download the results of this study here.
The Mesa Police Department is dedicated to keeping residents of Mesa safe, especially those with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (AD/D), who may leave their home and become lost. For that reason we offer a free Adult Information Kit for families and caregivers who are caring for someone with AD/D. In addition, we strive to make Mesa a "dementia friendly community" so that persons with Alzheimer's disease and dementia are met with understanding and support. If you own a business or work in Mesa please take a moment to view our brochure "Become a Dementia Friendly Business." Read more information and download the Kit and brochures here.
Are you or someone you know caring for someone with Alzheimer's or a related dementia?
Mesa Family Advocacy Center Partnering with Safe Place
Our Mesa Family Advocacy Center (MFAC) is now a partner in the Safe Place Program. Safe Place is for youth 12-17 years old who need help. Youth can go to any location displaying a Safe Place Logo and request assistance. There is no cost to the youth or their family and it is available 24/7 & holidays. Download information cards.
Download the Mesa PD App!
The Mesa Police Department is proud to present our mobile application for IOS/Droid. This free application gives you access to the latest news, photos, videos, events, alerts and crime information no matter where you are. In addition, the application allows two way communications using Twitter and Facebook with a special feature for submitting anonymous tips to the Department. Check out all the features and where to download here.
Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC)
To report any suspicious activity that might be terrorist related, call 1-877-272-8329 (1-877-2SAVEAZ).
Cell Phone Collection
Our Mesa Family Advocacy Center (MFAC) wants your old cell phones, whether they work or not. Working phones will be giving to victims for 911 access only. (Cell phones can be used to dial 911 without subscribing to a service provider.) Non-working phones will be recycled and monies earned will assist victims of crime. Please consider donating your old cell phone/s and make a difference. Phones can be dropped off at the Mesa Family Advocacy Center, 225 E. 1st Street in Mesa (west of Mesa Drive between University and Main), Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm. Direct questions to 480-644-3949.