Chief Tanner started his career in law enforcement as a Corrections Officer and has served in every area of the police department. During his 18 year career, Chief Tanner advanced through the ranks of Corrections Officer, Patrol Officer, K-9 Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, Detective Sergeant and Lieutenant prior to becoming Chief of Police.
As a Lieutenant, Chief Tanner had under his command the Detective Division, SWAT, School Resource Officers, Public Information Officer, and the K-9 and Motor Divisions.
Chief Tanner is a member of the Nevada HIDTA Executive Board and serves on the Off Highway Vehicle sub-committee for the Nevada Sheriffs and Chiefs Association. On July 01, 2013 Nevada Governor Sandoval appointed Chief Tanner to the Nevada Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission.
Chief Tanner is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class #236. Chief Tanner graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management.
Shane Charles, Captain
Captain Charles has been a Law Enforcement Officer for 26 years, 19 of those years have been with the Mesquite Police Department. Since joining the Mesquite Police Department Captain Charles advanced through the ranks of Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, Public Information Officer, and Patrol Lieutenant prior to being promoted to Captain.
Captain Charles currently oversees the Investigative Services Division, Communication Support Services (911 Center), Animal Control, Police Volunteers, Records and Evidence Departments.
Captain Charles was instrumental in bringing the Shop with A Cop and Grad Night programs to Mesquite.Captain Charles is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class #217.
Captain Scott Taylor has been a member of the Mesquite Police Department since 1996. During his 17 year career Captain Taylor advanced through the ranks of Corrections Officer, Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant and Lieutenant prior to being promoted to Captain.
Captain Taylor currently oversees the Patrol Division, Corrections Division, Special Assignment Division which includes the School Resource and Traffic Officers, Crisis Response Team which includes S.W.A.T. and Crisis Negotiators Team.
Captain Taylor also oversees the training for the Mesquite Police Department, ensuring that all Officers meet state mandate annual training requirements.