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.
The Senior Police Academy will include presentations on such
||Elder Abuse and Exploitation
||Personal Safety/Being a Good
||DUI/Photo Safety Vans
||Fire Department PRAISE Program
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.
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.
For more information about the Senior Police Academy and the
schedule of classes, please call 480-644-5014 or e-mail to