Crime Prevention Unit
The Mesa Police Department has four crime prevention officers who have
all received International Crime Prevention Specialist certification, as
well as certification for
Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). They are highly trained
in all areas of crime prevention, including personal safety, senior
safety, workplace violence prevention, robbery prevention, drugs, home
security, and identity theft, to name a few.
They are here to help communities establish active
Neighborhood Watch programs, assist businesses and
homeowners with preventing crime, and work with the street
officers to address neighborhood issues and facilitate
If you would like to schedule a presentation to your group,
please contact your crime prevention officer at
least three weeks prior to the date you would like them to speak.
Presentations are free of charge.
Who is your Crime Prevention Officer?
Crime prevention officers are assigned by Patrol
District. Please contact your crime prevention officer
by using the boundaries below to determine your police district
or view the map.
You may also type your address into a
mapping feature to see who your crime prevention officer is.
Once you click on the mapping feature link above, type in your address where it says "search address" in
the top right area of the screen and press Enter. Crime
prevention officer info will be listed in the lower left area,
along with what police district you are in.
There are over 65 brochures, many in
Spanish, available for you and your organization. Some of
the topics addressed in the brochures include home and vehicle
security, personal safety, protecting your children, protecting
yourself from violence, cyber-safety, cell phone safety,
sexting, and different kinds of cons
and frauds. For a complete list of the available brochures
please visit our
Literature Available page.
The entire senior population in Mesa is pleased to have a
crime prevention officer who is directly involved in promoting
senior safety as well as stopping elder abuse. As part of the
Attorney General's Office on Aging, the Mesa Police Department
is taking a leading role in the prevention of
elder abuse, working to identify safety issues, and
developing programs to assist the elderly. For more information
on senior safety and elder abuse please contact crime prevention
officer Karen Stegenga at (480) 644-5014.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, or CPTED
(pronounced sep-ted), is a program that is well underway in not
only businesses, but in communities, parks and facilities all
around the city. The program includes an assessment of the area,
suggestions on improving the safety through environmental design
techniques (both to the inside and outside of the property) and
a walk-through to pinpoint specific target areas to address.