Senior Police Academy

Since 2004, the Mesa Police Department's Senior Police Academy has provided seniors in our community with an inside look at law enforcement. The academy is modeled after the Citizen Police Academy, but is tailored to the senior community. The academy is designed to provide seniors with an understanding of the operations and resources of the Mesa Police Department. Students will interact with police executives and veteran officers during the academy. The goal of the academy is to provide a greater awareness and understanding of law enforcement's role in our community.

 

Presentations

The Senior Police Academy will include presentations on such topics as:
 

  Fraud Auto Theft
  Identity Theft Gangs
  Elder Abuse and Exploitation Aviation Unit
  Personal Safety/Being a Good Witness Range
  Communications/911 DUI/Photo Safety Vans
  SWAT Victim Assistance
  K-9 Hostage Negotiations
  Forensic Services Evidence
  Fire Department PRAISE Program  

 

Academy Schedule

The Senior Police Academy is organized similar to a college program. There are five required courses and several electives to choose from. A participant must take the five required courses and seven electives for a total of twelve classes in order to graduate.

 

Eligibility

Potential candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 60 years of age or older.
  • Reside or employed in the City of Mesa.
  • No prior felony arrests.
  • No misdemeanor arrests within one year of application.

 

Contact Us

For more information about the Senior Police Academy and the schedule of classes, please call 480-644-5014 or e-mail to karen.stegenga@mesaaz.gov.