Municipal Security

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Municipal Security is responsible for responding to security situations and alarm calls, assessing any problems and bringing about a resolution, manning a visitors' desk to prevent unauthorized access to restricted areas, answering routine inquiries, logging entries, directing visitors to appropriate areas, escorting personnel from buildings after normal business hours, and performing security checks.

A Municipal Security Officer corrects infractions through verbal warning, expelling unruly persons, and detaining more serious offenders until the proper authorities arrive. The Municipal Security Team receives training both on the job and in a classroom setting via a thorough, detailed training program. 

Mission Statement

The Municipal Security Unit is proactive in deterring crime and initiating or enhancing security programs and philosophies.  This is accomplished by using a blend of technology and qualified security personnel to protect the City of Mesa's assets.

Vision

To protect the city of Mesa's assets: employees, property and information by providing a visible security presence to promote a safe environment.

Assignments

Municipal Security Officers work a multitude of different assignments with varying days off. Some of the areas of the City where officers may be assigned:

  • Hohokam Park
  • City Council Chambers
  • Mesa City Court
  • Public Libraries
  • Arizona Museum of Natural History (formerly the Mesa Southwest Museum)
  • Communications Center

The Municipal Security Unit consists of Uniformed Personnel (38 Security Officer, six Shift Security Supervisors, one Supervisor) and Support Staff (Lieutenant, Program Assistant,  Administrative Assistant and Security Systems Technician).

Types of Jobs in Municipal Security

Municipal Security Officer

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be in good physical and mental health
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license
  • Must not have a history of criminal or improper personal conduct that may affect suitability for security work.
  • Must possess a United States high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • United States citizenship required.
  • Must have six months of experience as a security officer, police officer or military police officer.

Municipal Security Officer Trainee

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be in good physical and mental health
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license
  • Must not have a history of criminal or improper personal conduct that may affect suitability for security work
  • Must possess a United States high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • United States citizenship required
  • One year public contact experience

Communications Center

  • Must complete requirements and training of Security Officer or Trainee
  • Computer Literate
  • Certified typing speed of 35 wpm
  • Ability to work within a confined area under conditions requiring close contact with other employees, often during stressful situations
  • Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously
  • Must pass hearing test

Shift Supervisor

  • Must possess a United States high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Two years experience in the security, police or military field
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license
  • Supervisor
  • Must possess a United States high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Three to five years experience in the security field, with at least one year as a security officer and one year as a supervisor with management responsibilities
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver's license

Support Staff

  • Police Lieutenant
  • Senior Program Assistant
  • Security Systems Technicians

 

Hiring Process

All positions must complete the following:

  • Oral Board Interview
  • Background Investigation
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Psychological Examination
  • Drug Testing

 

Positions, when open, will be posted on the City of Mesa Jobs page.