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Become a 9-1-1 Communications Dispatcher!

posted May 19, 2017, 12:34 PM by Lori Todd

The City of Mesquite is seeking qualified individuals to establish an eligibility list for Communications Dispatch.  

Do you love working in a fast paced and exciting environment?  Can you multi-task and work well under pressure, while remaining calm, cool and collected?  Do you want to help people, all while giving back to the community you live in?

If you answered yes to these questions, then it sounds like becoming a Communications Dispatcher for the City of Mesquite is a career for you!  As a Communications Dispatcher you will answer Emergency 9-1-1 calls and Non-Emergency calls for Police, Fire and Medical assistance.  You will also become trained to dispatch officers, fire and medical personnel to those emergency and non-emergency calls.

Career Opportunity:

Click here for the job description and application for Communications Dispatcher.

The application deadline is Thursday June 08, 2017 at 12:00 pm.  Interested individuals must submit a City of Mesquite employment application to the Human Resource Office by noon on the closing date to be considered.

A copy of a Typing Certificate (see guidelines in Job Posting for requirements) must be submitted along with the application in order to move on the the Written test.  And, the original Typing Certificate must be presented on the day of the Written test. 

The Written test will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 9:00 am at the Mesquite Police Department Headquarters, 695 Mayan Circle.

The Oral Examination will take place Saturday June 08, 2017 pending the successful passing of the Written test.  The location for the Oral Exam will be at the Mesquite Police Department Headquarters, 695 Mayan Circle.

Primary Functions:

As a Communications Dispatcher your responsibilities will included:

    ·       Answering 9-1-1 & Non-Emergency calls from the public.

·       Determining the appropriate response to 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency calls by sending either Police, Fire and/or Medical units.

·       Dispatching Mesquite Police officers on calls that require police response.

·       Dispatching Mesquite Fire Department or Beaver Dam Fire Department personnel on calls that require fire and/or medical response.

·       Accurately document the 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency calls, and the officer and fire/medical personnel radio traffic.

 Knowledge & Skills Gained:

New Communications Dispatchers will enter into a 16 week intensive training program where you will learn how to handle and process 9-1-1 and Non-Emergency calls from the public, and how to dispatch police, fire and/or medical personnel to those calls.

You will be taught how to:

    ·       Work the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) & Intrado Phone System

·       Understand policy and procedure for dispatching police, fire and/or medical response on calls.

·       Use Emergency Police & Emergency Medical Dispatching Protocols which determine the criteria for police, fire and/or medical response on calls.

·       How to speak over the two-way radio communications system and proper radio terminology.

·       Proper telephone etiquette, including how to speak to angry, upset, distraught and hysterical callers.

·       Work emergency incidents such as vehicle accidents or pursuits, major fires, found suspicious and/or explosive devices, and officer involved shooting.

·       Update calls to accurately reflect what is occurring on scene of the incident for police, fire and/or medical.

·       Maintain officers and caller safety.

During the last two weeks of training, you will take part in a Practical Examination, where you will act as the partner to a full time dispatcher.  After the completion of your 16 weeks of training, you will spend the next two months on probation.  Once you are deemed competent in all areas of call taking and dispatching, you will be released from probation.

Career Advancement:

Once you have completed your probation, you will continue to learn and build your call taking and dispatching skills.  There will be opportunities to become:

·       A Certified Training Officer, which comes with a 5% pay increase while you are training.

o      This position reports to the Head Training Officer.

·       An Assistant Terminal Agency Coordinator, handling day to day oversight of the system and date entered into our Criminal Justice Database.

o      This position reports to the Terminal Agency Coordinator.

Your choice to join the MESQUITE POLICE DEPARTMENT is an exciting one.  Becoming a Communications Dispatcher maintains that excitement throughout your career.

Please call 702-346-5262 ext 6150 to schedule a sit-along with the Lead Dispatcher or Dispatch Supervisor and see what it is that we do first hand.  It is an experience you won’t forget!

If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact City of Mesquite Human Resources at 702-346-5295 or the Dispatch Supervisor at 702-346-5262 ext 6150.

Pedestrian Fatally Injured by Vehicle

posted May 15, 2017, 1:04 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 15, 2017, 1:05 PM ]

On May 15th, at approximately 11:20 a.m., Mesquite Police responded to an injury accident near the intersection of Mesa Blvd and Pioneer Blvd.  A 55 year old male was in the process of walking across Mesa Blvd when he was struck by a vehicle traveling Northbound.  Mesquite Police and Fire Units quickly arrived on scene and began life saving efforts. 

The pedestrian was transported to Mesa View Regional Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  The victim’s name is not being released at this time, pending notification of family members.  

Mesquite Police are still on scene conducting the accident investigation, and will be assisted in the accident reconstruction by the Nevada Highway Patrol.  Only the southbound lanes on Mesa Blvd will remain open for vehicle traffic until the accident investigation is completed.

The Mesquite Police Department Will Be Hosting the 13th Annual Grad Night Party for the VVHS Senior Class

posted May 1, 2017, 10:13 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 4, 2017, 3:18 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

The Virgin Valley High School senior class of 2017 will set out on new adventures in life and begin many wonderful and fulfilling careers.  The Mesquite Police Department would like to make sure their journey in life after graduation begins in a safe and exciting way. 

The Mesquite Police Department wants to provide the graduating class a fun filled night and a safe location to spend their time after graduation ceremonies. The evening will consist of entertainment, food and many activities designed for the graduates. 

Members of the Virgin Valley High School senior class along with Mesquite Police Officers will be contacting local Mesquite businesses to ask for donations, which will fund the event’s many activities and safe environment.  Private donations from the public are also greatly appreciated.  This entire event is funded by donations and cannot take place without the generous help of our community. 

The grad night party will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Mesquite Recreation Center. The doors will be open from 9:00 PM until midnight. The doors are locked from midnight to 4:00 AM, attendees are not allowed to leave without being escorted by a responsible adult.

Chief Tanner said, “This event has steadily become an important event to the VVHS graduates and the police department members who volunteer their time and efforts to make it happen.  Everyone enjoys the opportunity to celebrate in a safe and fun atmosphere, where the graduates are able to enjoy their achievements and look forward to their future.”

For those who would like to donate to Grad Night Out, please contact Sergeant Fails at 702-575-0383 or come into the Mesquite Police Department, located at 695 Mayan Circle.  Please make checks payable to the Mesquite Police Department.

MPD Files Additional Charges on Barricaded Suspect from February

posted Apr 19, 2017, 11:30 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 4, 2017, 3:15 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On February 25th the Mesquite Police Department released a statement regarding officers responding to a domestic problem at a residence on Sandbar St.  Upon their arrival, officers learned that a male suspect, who was inside the residence, was making threats to harm others, and he was possibly in possession of a firearm.  Officers were able to communicate with the suspect, and after approximately three hours of negotiating, the suspect voluntary came outside the residence and was safely taken into custody by awaiting officers. 

At the time of the release, the identity of the suspect and criminal charges were not released pending the completion of the investigation. 

The suspect of the domestic problem was also the suspect of an ongoing meth trafficking investigation being conducted by the Mesquite Police Department’s Narcotics Detectives.  On 4/18/2017, the criminal investigation involving the trafficking of crystal meth was completed and additional drug charges filed. 

Zachary Bartee, 34, of Mesquite Nevada, was taken into custody on February 25th, and was criminally charged with: One felony count of domestic battery (3rd offense) and one misdemeanor count of obstructing.  Bartee is still being held in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on these charges.  The additional drug charges filed on Bartee on April 18th were:  Three felony counts of sales of a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth). 

Heroin and Meth Dealers Taken Into Custody by Mesquite Police

posted Apr 18, 2017, 12:12 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 4, 2017, 3:15 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On April 8th, at approximately 3:30 A.M., Mesquite Narcotics Detective were able to complete an extensive ongoing investigation into a Mesquite resident heavily involved in trafficking and distributing crystal meth, heroin, and cocaine.  The exhaustive investigation culminated in the detectives safely taking the main drug dealer into custody, as well as other suspects involved in the operation of moving illegal dangerous drugs in and out of Mesquite.  Once the suspects were under arrest, police executed a search warrant on the suspects’ local residence as well as their vehicles.  

David Adkins, 55, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: Four felony counts of trafficking a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (heroin), one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), and one felony count of sales of a controlled substance (heroin). 

Robert Gulick, 57, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin). 

Jessica Rose, 36, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth) and one felony count of possession of a controlled substance (heroin). 

Lindsey Calder, 27, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of loitering for the purpose of engaging in drug activity. 

Chief Troy Tanner stated; “Our Police Officers work hard at keeping drugs out of our city.  I’m proud of our detectives and all of their hard work put into this investigation.” 

All suspects with felony charges were transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Mesquite PD Arrest Graffiti Suspect

posted Apr 18, 2017, 12:02 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 4, 2017, 3:14 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On April 10th, Mesquite Detectives were able to solve an ongoing graffiti problem by catching the vandal in the act.  Over the course of the last several months, the Police Department had been receiving complaints about rude and vulgar statements being written with sidewalk chalk on the Mesquite trail system.  The written statements were usually regarding religion and politics.  The statements were vulgar enough to offend those reading them, and to be considered as defacing public property.  Due to the complaints the Mesquite Police Department received, and the defacing of public property, an investigation was initiated. 

On April 10that approximately 7:30 A.M., the suspect was caught while in the act of writing another offensive statement, by police detectives.  

Bonnie Kruder, 61, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of placing graffiti.  Additional graffiti charges are pending the completion of the investigation into the numerous other graffiti incidents.    

Mesquite PD Charges Local Drug Dealer with Trafficking Meth

posted Apr 6, 2017, 9:39 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 4, 2017, 3:14 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On March 27th, Mesquite Narcotics Detectives completed an ongoing investigation involving a local man involved in trafficking and distributing crystal methamphetamines.  The suspect of the ongoing investigation had already been arrested during a traffic stop by Mesquite Patrol Officers due to drug paraphernalia charges and was currently being held in custody at the Mesquite Detention Center.  While the suspect was in custody, narcotics detectives were able to close their investigation and criminally charge him. 

George Joshua Stotler, 34, of Mesquite Nevada, was criminally charged with: One felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth).  Stotler was also booked on a felony warrant out of the Clark County District Court for possession of a controlled substance. 

Due to the felony charge, Stotler was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas Nevada.

Mesquite PD Locate a Felony Probationer in Possession of Meth

posted Apr 5, 2017, 1:31 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated May 4, 2017, 3:14 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On March 29th, at approximately 1:00 P.M., a Mesquite Narcotics Detective observed a female driving through a parking lot that he recognized as a person who had an active felony warrant for her arrest.  Detectives were also actively seeking the suspect regarding an active drug investigation. The detective conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and was able to safely take the suspect into custody. While searching the suspect during the arrest, the detective found a bag of crystal meth in her pocket. 

The female was also the primary suspect in a separate criminal investigation involving sales and trafficking of meth into Mesquite.  Detectives had already conducted a search warrant on a vehicle belonging to the suspect and had criminal charges pending, once she was located. 

Jodi Moss, 46, of Las Vegas Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One felony count of possession of a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of trafficking a controlled substance (meth), one felony count of sales of a controlled substance (meth), and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Moss was also arrested on the felony probation violation warrant.

Due to the felony charges, Jodi Moss was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas Nevada.

Mesquite Police Safely Take Barricaded Subject into Custody

posted Feb 25, 2017, 10:46 PM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 4:21 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On February 25th at approximately 6:00 p.m., Mesquite Police received information about a domestic problem at a residence on Sandbar St.  Upon arriving on scene, officers learned that a male suspect, who was inside the residence, was making threats to harm others, and he was possibly in possession of a firearm.  Officers were able to communicate with the suspect, and after approximately three hours of negotiating, the suspect voluntary came outside the residence and was safely taken into custody by awaiting officers. 

Criminal charges on the suspect are pending.  All residents in the area are safe and have returned to their homes.  Further details on this incident and more information on the suspect will be released by the Mesquite Police Department, once the investigation is completed.

Traffic Accident Leads to DUI Arrest

posted Feb 2, 2017, 7:47 AM by Quinn Averett   [ updated Mar 2, 2017, 4:18 PM by Tyson Kennedy ]

On January 31st at around 8:30 p.m., Mesquite Police Officers were called to the 900 block of Chaparral Dr regarding a vehicle accident.  A vehicle was traveling Eastbound on Chaparral and had driven right into the rear end of a vehicle parked on the shoulder.  The parked vehicle was empty, and thankfully nobody was hurt.  Once officers began investigating the accident, they observed the driver may be impaired by alcohol, and possibly unsafe to drive.  After investigating the accident and the driver, officers placed the driver under arrest, and transported her to the Mesquite Detention Center. 

Leigh Roessner, 45, of Mesquite Nevada, was arrested and charged with: One misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one misdemeanor count of failure to maintain travel lane.

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