Help To Reduce Excessive Speeding
One of the most frequently received citizen complaints is
that of excessive speeding in certain areas. With only so many
officers available to perform selective traffic enforcement at
any given time, our Mobile Traffic Monitor
volunteers are very valuable in helping to respond to speeding
complaints and in our efforts to encourage drivers to adhere to
speed limits. M.T.M. volunteers operate out of our Traffic Unit
using an unmarked department vehicle. They are trained to
utilize stationary radar equipment to capture speeds of passing
vehicles; they also record license plate numbers and vehicle
descriptions for those in violation. They run the plates to
obtain information on the vehicle's registered owner, whom they
notify via letter that their vehicle was observed by this
department exceeding the speed limit. (The letters are signed
by a sworn member of the Traffic Unit, who will also handle
follow-up inquiries from the letter recipients.)
Desired Skills: Must possess a valid
driver's license; ability to complete MPD's Defensive Driving
course; ability to operate stationary radar equipment after
receiving on-the-job training; ability to use binoculars to
capture license plate numbers; general knowledge of vehicle
types; ability to perform very basic computer operation; ability
to deal tactfully and professionally with the public.
Special Requirements: Must successfully
complete an open book, 25 question test about the use of the
criminal justice computer in order for you to have access to it.
Hours Needed: Very flexible; you may choose
the week day(s); four-hour shifts.
Mesa Police Department
Volunteers In Police Service (VIPS)
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
If you are interested in this volunteer position, please call the
volunteer coordinator at (480) 644-2073.
You can download the application packet
here or use the
form to request an application.