Mesquite Police Department

  • Agency: Mesquite Police Department
  • Address: 695 Mayan Cir, Mesquite, 89027 NV
  • Chief: Troy Tanner (Chief of Police)
Phone: 702-346-5262
Fax: 702-346-5537

Mesquite Police Department is located at 695 Mayan Cir, Mesquite, 89027 NV. The Chief of Police of the department is Troy Tanner. The Mesquite Police Department phone number is 702-346-5262.

Mesquite Police Department News

Suspect Fires Shots and Rams Vehicles in Mesquite

Flag Day is celebrated tomorrow, June 14th. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. Out of respect for our flag, Patrol Lieutenant Rob Stepp and Officer Skyler Vent replaced our flag at the police department with a new one.

Our first NIXLE text alert just went out for tonight’s freeway closure. See previous post for more info on how to get Mesquite PD text alerts.

Mesquite PD will be pushing out up to the minute information on back ups and slow downs on City roads during the planned Overton Power freeway shut down. Don't be the last to know! Text COMROADS to 888-777. COMROADS will also alert on future traffic related slow downs on 1-15 and the Gorge. Remember: 888-777 is the "name" of the person you are texting, and COMROADS is the message. Emergency alerts are available by texting 89027 to 888-777

A friendly reminder... I-15 between exit 122 and exit 120 will be closed tonight at 9pm until 5am, all traffic must exit in Mesquite. You will be re-routed thru the City and back onto the Interstate. Sandhill Blvd and Mesquite Blvd will experience heavy traffic. Mesquite PD will have extra officers working to assist with traffic control. Plan for some delays.!!

Interstate 15 Closure Due to 69-kV Power Pole Replacement From Overton Power: The nights of June 12, & 13, 2018 Mesquite, NV. Overton Power District No. 5 advises motorists of the upcoming temporary closure of Interstate 15 (I-15) in both northbound and southbound directions (N/S) from mile marker 120 to mile marker 122 in Mesquite, NV on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 9:00 PM to 5:30 AM and Wednesday, June 13, from 9:00 PM to 5:30 AM. The District will be replacing a power pole holding the 69-kV power line that crosses over this busy Interstate. During this closure motorists on I-15 will be rerouted to Mesquite Boulevard. The days and hours of work may be adjusted due inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. For more information regarding this project please contact OPD’s Mesquite Engineering Coordinator Boyd Evans via email at or by telephone at 702-491-5134. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during the project. Please notify family, friends and neighbors of closure and avoid traveling in the area if possible.

Below is a press release from our friends over at Overton Power. This may have a significt impact on our city roads both days, therefore we feel it is important to try and help inform as many people as possible:

Please join us here at the Mesquite Police Department in congratulating our newest police officer, Skyler Vent. He has worked hard at passing all of the multiple phases required to become a police officer for our department. It is a hard and lengthy process. Welcome to the family.

While we appreciate our community members' enthusiasm for their right to campaign for their favorite candidate, we would like to put out a reminder that there are clearly defined rules governing electioneering and campaigning in the Nevada Revised Statutes. NRS 293.740 defines electioneering as campaigning for or against a candidate, ballot question or political party by: posting signs, distributing literature, using loudspeakers, buying, selling, wearing or displaying any badge, button or other insignia, except that a person may wear political insignia while voting only if he/she is reasonably unable to cover it, soliciting signatures of any kind. If a voting site is located on private property, during early voting sessions, the private property owner may restrict access to the property for non-election purposes (e.g., gathering petition signatures) if the property owner so chooses. Petition signature gatherers, candidates with campaign signs, and others engaged in electioneering activities do not have the right to use the private property for electioneering purposes unless the private property owner has given them permission to conduct such activities on their property. Please keep in mind that the rules change on Election Days (Tuesday June 12th & Tuesday November 6th 2018) to restrict any electioneering to a distance of 100 feet at any polling site regardless if it is on public or private property.

Each year, the Mesquite Police Department proudly hosts our high school senior class for a safe and fun Graduation Party. Please enjoy this short video we put together from the event.

Run 1.5 miles in 16:57, sprint 300 yards in 68 seconds, agility run in 19.5 seconds...

30 sit ups in 60 seconds...

We are looking for the best of the best! The recruitment process of police officer with Mesquite, as well as any police department is highly competitive, lengthy, and difficult. It begins with a physical agility test, a written test, and a stressful oral board interview/evaluation. Those who score the highest in this beginning phase will move onto the next phase which involves a lengthy and extremely detailed background investigation. The background investigator usually spends a month or longer going through the recruits past. Items of concern for the background investigator can include records involving honesty, integrity, good judgement, as well as a persons criminal history. Those who pass the background investigation phase move onto an arduous psychological evaluation as well as a polygraph evaluation. If the recruit makes it past all of these steps, then they are placed on a hiring list, and once we have an opening within the Mesquite Police Department, the recruit will attend an extremely difficult 6 month long police academy conducted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Those that pass the 6 month full-time academy, then begin a 6 month field training phase where they are assigned to a police office trainer who constantly evaluates all aspects of their performance on the job. When a recruit can pass the difficult field training process, they then become part of the Mesquite Police Department family!

Patriotism runs deep in our department. The following is shared directly from Chief Tanner: Memorial Day is an important day in America. It’s a day to give thanks, to pay tribute and to remember those who gave their lives to protect our country. In reality, we should be thankful every single day of the year, but the fourth Monday of May is the official day where we all come together to honor our fallen soldiers.

Mesquite PD Traffic Stop Leads to Drug and Firearm Arrests

Mesquite Police Respond to Drowning Incident

The CasaBlanca will be performing a controlled burn tomorrow 05/23 & Thursday 05/24 behind the HeritageGarden off of Hafen Ln. Please do not call 9-1-1 to report smoke coming from this location. If you see anything else suspicious please contact dispatch at 702-346-6911.

Mesquite Police and Virgin Valley Elementary School teachers and staff played Rack It Smack It today against the 5th grade classes. We had a lot of fun. Congrats to VVES 5th graders for completing elementary school and moving onto middle school.

Another fun year assisting JL Bowler Elementary School with their annual field day. Thanks to teachers and staff for allowing Mesquite PD to assist, and even win a few water fights.

We honor those who are serving and those who have served, along with their spouses who support the efforts of those in uniform.

FINAL UPDATE: our 911 phone upgrade is now complete. All phone lines, emergency & non-emergency, are working. Thank you all for your patience while we completed this process that will assist us in better serving you. Non-emergency: 702-346-6911 Emergency: 911

Mesquite Police Investigation Results in Three Drug Dealers in Custody

The Mesquite PD’s Communication Center is in the process of a 911 phone upgrade. All of our 911 emergency lines are working, but non-emergency is down. If you have a non-emergency, please call 702-346-5262 & you will be transferred to dispatch by our front office records. This is just temporary. We will advise when the regular non-emergency line is back up.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day