Mesa Police Department

  • Agency: Mesa Police Department
  • Address: 130 North Robson, Mesa, 85211 AZ
  • Chief: Frank Milstead (Chief of Police)
Phone: 480-644-2030

Mesa Police Department is located at 130 North Robson, Mesa, 85211 AZ. The Chief of Police of the department is Frank Milstead. The Mesa Police Department phone number is 480-644-2030.

Mesa Police Department News

Today was the retirement for Sgt.Mark Njaa after 30 years of service with the Mesa Police Department. Thank you for your service and enjoy a few days off.

Latest newsletter from our Crime Prevention officers. If you are interested in the calendars, please visit to download the current newsletter and calendars in PDF format.

Many residents buy and sell things on Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace and other online sites that require a physical exchange with a stranger. The City of Mesa Police Department is offering its police stations as transaction locations where these online purchases can be exchanged in a public space. Each station will have clearly visible "Transaction Location" signs posted. There will be a transaction location in the lobby (during available hours) and in the parking lot of each police station. The police department is not responsible for purchases or transactions. Police Headquarters: 130 N. Robson Fiesta Division Substation: 1010 W. Grove Ave. Central Division Substation: 120 N. Robson Red Mountain Division Substation: 4333 E. University Drive Superstition Division Substation: 2430 S. Ellsworth Road

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Human Trafficking is a problem that can't be ignored. Spread the word!

‪#MLKDay2018 Parade at City of Mesa, Arizona Government with Chief Batista, Command Staff, the Diversity Team and the Honor Guard. ‬

‪We will be joining the celebration with City of Mesa, Arizona Government at the MLK Parade starting at 11:00. Happy #MLKDay2018 ‬

Congratulations Mesa Police Explorers Post 2055! Today they concluded their participation in the 20th Annual Chandler Tactical Competition #TacComp and participated with 66 agencies from around the country. Here is how they did: Rapid Response Event - 1st Place TK4 Pull (5 man) - 2nd Place Crisis Negotiations - 3rd Place 5 man Hostage Rescue - 3rd Place Decision Shoot - 3rd Place Well done, we are proud of you!

This past week we had the honor of wishing Mary Lang and Dan Baker a happy retirement! Thank you to each for your time and dedication to MPD. Your talents will be missed.

This suspect burglarized three vehicles in one neighborhood between 8pm on December 31 and 8am on January 1. Call 480-644-2211, option 2, if you have any information. See all information and surveillance video on our Crime Blog.

Regarding the Homicide investigation that occurred on December 27, 2017. The suspect has been released from the hospital and has been charged with one count of 1st Degree Murder. The suspect has been identified as 60 year old David Vipond. For further information see the crime blog post attached.

Mesa Police Department Awarded 6 Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety Grants The Mesa Police Department (MPD) Traffic Section was formally awarded four Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) grants for FY18. The following grants will support MPD’s commitment to DUI enforcement and promoting safe roadways. The MPD received the following grant awards for FY18: • DUI Abatement Grant Program: $100,000 o Support police personnel services overtime o DUI task force events o Employee related expenses to DUI enforcement • DUI Enforcement Overtime: $170,000 o Continuous DUI enforcement o Major holiday task force o DUI enforcement related to patrol district projects • Traffic Enforcement Overtime: $86,500 o Back to School enforcement o Speed enforcement • Accident Investigation Training: $8,678 o Collision reconstruction training courses • Accident Investigation Related Materials and Supplies: $10,687 o Desktop computers/monitors for Traffic Reconstruction Detectives The Mesa Police Department (MPD) Crime Lab was formally awarded one Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) grant for FY18. The following grant will also support MPD’s commitment to DUI enforcement and promoting safe roadways. The MPD Crime Lab received the following grant award for FY18: • Liquid Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (50% funded): $142,500 o Equipment used to screen DUI Blood samples for intoxicating substances GOHS is fundamental in the progress, direction and advancement in public safety programs throughout the state of Arizona. To accomplish set goals, GOHS awards grant funding to various law enforcement agencies, including fire departments and non-profit organizations. GOHS plays a critical role in maintaining safe roadways for its citizens. MPD would like to extend its sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for their continual support. GOHS allows for the success of City of Mesa safe streets and its citizens. For more information about GOHS:

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. For the remainder of January, the front of Mesa Police Headquarters will be lit in Blue to raise awareness to this horrible problem. Spread the word!

Thank you Daylightdonutsaz! The thin blue line donuts we tasted for #LawEnforcementAppreciationDay were excellent. Also thank you Concerns of Police Survivors, Arizona Chapter as you #TakeTheLead2018

Every day, hundreds of citizens visit online marketplaces through websites or apps to sell and trade goods and services. Eventually these transactions lead to a physical exchange with a stranger. The Mesa Police Department is offering our police stations as transaction locations where these online purchases can be exchanged. Instead of inviting a stranger to your home or visiting a stranger in their home, we encourage citizens to take advantage of our police stations as open public spaces. Each station will have a clearly visible “Transaction Location” sign on its premises with the inside lobby hours clearly posted on the sign. There is one exterior parking lot Transaction Location, as well as an interior lobby location for each Police station. For increased safety, citizens can exchange online purchases inside the lobby within the posted open lobby hours. The Mesa Police Department is not responsible for purchases or transactions. The following locations have been identified as Transaction Locations: Police Headquarters: 130 N Robson, Mesa, AZ 85201 Fiesta Division Substation: 1010 W Grove Ave., Mesa, AZ 85210 Central Division Substation: 120 N Robson, Mesa, AZ 85201 Red Mountain Division Substation: 4333 E University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85205 Superstition Division Substation: 2430 S Ellsworth Rd., Mesa, AZ 85209

Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Thank you to all members of Law Enforcement for keeping us safe. Sometimes a note from the kids is all it takes to reminds us of why we took the job. Be safe out there.

Suspect in yesterday's Officer Involved Shooting with Chandler PD, still at large. Call 911 if you have information. Chandler Police Department: Glad to hear your officers are okay!

We are proud to join Mesa Fire and Medical Department, Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Inc. and other Police and Fire Departments from across the valley to give girls the opportunity to experience firefighting, emergency operations techniques and law enforcement operations while connecting with women currently in these professions. Visit Aspire Academy AZ for more information.

The police footage you are about to view is an “insider’s look” on how multiple units within the Mesa Police Department work together to ensure safety is a priority for the community and police personnel. During the video, you will hear various conversations take place on blocking streets, checking on surrounding vehicles, and maintaining a safe distance between the carjacking suspect and police. This is one of many examples of how we resolve these incidents with as little disturbance as possible. Luckily, no one was seriously injured and the suspect was taken into custody.

New school zone cameras start taking photos at Red Mountain High School tomorrow, Monday January 8, 2018. The system will issue warnings for the first 30 days. Let's all slow down in those school zones.

On Monday January 8, 2018, new speed cameras will begin operation at Red Mountain High School. For the first 30 days, the system will take photographs and issue warnings. After the 30-day acclimation period, the system will go live for citations. The camera is activated if a vehicle passes through the school zone at more than11 miles per hour over the posted speed limit during school hours. Along with the addition of Red Mountain High School, the city now uses school zone speed safety cameras at: Franklin at Brimhall Elementary School/Franklin Junior High, Mesa High School, Rhodes Junior High, Fremont Junior High, Skyline High School and Porter Elementary. The camera program at Mesa Public Schools began in 2008 at Rhodes Junior High School. In 2005, a driver ran a red light and struck and killed 14-year-old Sean Casey, who was on his way home after football practice. The tragic accident prompted increased awareness for ways to slow vehicles down near the schools. The cameras in school zones have been a very effective tool to slow down speeding drivers. The city contracts with American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS) to administer its safety program. For more information on the City of Mesa’s School Zone Speed Camera Program, visit

Congratulations to our MFMD partners!

Happy New Year 2018 from all the hardworking men and women of the Mesa Police Department. We look forward to continue working with our community and law enforcement partners across the country. Have a prosperous and healthy 2018!!! #mesapd #2018

This morning MPD Officers responded to a report of a pig in the roadway. Officers were able to locate and capture the pig. With the assistance of a near by neighbor, a large crate was provided. A local animal rescue was contacted and officers helped put the pig in the back of the vehicle. The farm animal was in good welfare and is safe. Thank you to all of those who assisted.

Did you know over 10,000 deaths were caused by alcohol related accidents in 2016? Did you know over 1,200 deaths were children under 14 years old in 2016? According to the NHTSA, 28% of vehicle accidents were cause by alcohol-impaired driving. Do not be another statistic this holiday season, no drinking and driving. #evduitaskforce