The Mesquite Police Department provides police services to the citizens of Mesquite and our guests.

Mesquite Police Department

  • The Mesquite Police Department provides police services to the citizens of Mesquite and our guests.
  • Services are provided 24 hours a day by professional police officers and personnel.
  • Mission Statement
  • The mission of the Mesquite Police Department is to safeguard the lives, property, and constitutional rights of all; while effectively providing proactive services with professionalism, honor and integrity.

Message From the Police Chief

Welcome to the Mesquite Police Department’s Website.  Here you will find the services of a professional organization dedicated to providing the highest quality police service to residents and visitors in the City of Mesquite.

The duty of the Mesquite Police Department is to improve the services and resources currently available as well as identifying and providing new services to the citizens we serve.  We will accomplish that duty through our community policing commitment.

Our objective is to help unite our community with public safety professionals so we may all work together to solve and prevent crime, resolve problems with increasing effectiveness, and provide for the diverse public safety needs of our community.

It is my belief that people are our most valuable resource, the men and women of this department have established an exemplary record of law enforcement service to our community. We are committed to enhancing public safety and improving the quality of life for everyone who works, plays, or visits this wonderful city.

On behalf of the men and women of the Mesquite Police Department, I thank you for your continued support. Through your involvement, I am confident our department will continue to provide the City of Mesquite with an unsurpassed level of service.


Police Chief Troy Tanner

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Troy Tanner

Chief of Police

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Chief Tanner, a native to southern Nevada, started out his career as a corrections officer in 1995 and has served in every area of the police department during career. He has advanced from patrol officer to K-9 officer, patrol sergeant, administrative sergeant, detective sergeant, and lieutenant before becoming Chief of Police in May 2011. As a lieutenant, Chief Tanner had under his command the detective division, SWAT, school resource officers, office of public information, and the K-9 and motor divisions.

While serving as a sergeant, Chief Tanner was recruited to work after hours as a TAC Instructor by the founder of the Southern Desert Regional Police Academy. Between 1997 and 2001 he instructed over 250 police/peace officer recruits and developed and implemented policies, procedures, and community policing scenario training for recruits that are still in use today. It was also during this time that the Drug Enforcement Administration recognized then Sgt. Tanner for “Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Drug Law Enforcement.”

In July 2013, Governor Sandoval appointed Chief Tanner to serve as a Commissioner on the Nevada Peace Officers’ Standards and Training (NV POST) Commission.  Before this appointment, Chief Tanner had previously worked with the commission as he assisted in the conversion of the POST Academy courses into 30 college credits and developed the first community orientated policing training in the State.

In May 2018, Chief Tanner was elected Commission Chairman of the NV POST Commission.

Chief Tanner is a past president and member of the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association (NvSCA.).  Chief Tanner continues to represent the NvSCA as the Nevada member of the State Association of Chiefs of Police (SACOP), a division which falls under the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Chief Tanner is a graduate of the 236th session of the FBI National Academy and possesses an Executive Certificate issued by the Nevada Peace Officers' Standards and Training Commission. Chief Tanner received his Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Management from Grand Canyon University.


Scott Taylor

Deputy Chief

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Deputy Chief Scott Taylor is a 22 year veteran of the Mesquite Police Department. Chief Taylor began his career in Mesquite as a Corrections Officer. He advanced through the ranks of Patrol Officer, Patrol Corporal, Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain prior to his promotion to Deputy Chief in October 2014.

As Deputy Chief, Taylor provides leadership and oversight over the Patrol, Investigative Services, Records and Evidence Divisions. He also manages the Crisis Intervention Team which consist of the Special Weapons and Tactics Team(SWAT) and the Crisis Negations Team(CNT), Drug Interdiction K-9 program, Training, and Community Events.

Chief Taylor graduated from the 255th session of the FBI National Academy and possess an Executive Certificate issued by the Nevada Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission. Chief Taylor is a graduate of Weber State University. Chief Taylor is an active member of the Nevada Sheriffs’ and Chiefs’ Association. Chief Taylor was appointed to represent the Association as a member of the Nevada Public Safety Communications Committee in August 2014. Chief Taylor was appointed as Co-Chair for this Committee in 2018 along with being appointed to Chair of the Nevada Public Safety Communications Grants Sub-Committee in 2018.


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Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Crosswalk?

Crosswalks are considered part of the roadway used to channel pedestrian traffic safely across the roadway. Crosswalks can be both marked and unmarked. Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 484A.065 defines a crosswalk to mean:

Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 484A.065 defines a crosswalk to mean: “1. That part of a highway at an intersection included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs or, in the absence of curbs, from the edges of the traveled portions of highways; or 2. Any portion of a highway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other markings on the surface.”

(NRS 484A.095 defines any public road as a highway.) Accordingly, a legal crosswalk exists at all public street intersections whether marked or unmarked. However, the only way a crosswalk can exist at a mid-block location is if it is marked. The City of Mesquite uses the “bar pattern to mark crosswalks in accordance with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), latest edition.


How are Crosswalks used?

At marked and unmarked crosswalks, motorists must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians that are in the crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the same half of the roadway the motorist is on (NRS 484B.283). Crosswalks are marked to define the location where pedestrians can legally cross and to delineate the pedestrian path crossing the road. Pedestrian crossing safety relies on the judgement exercised by pedestrians and drivers; therefore, educating pedestrians and drivers is essential in providing for a safe operation.


When should I call 9-1-1?

Call 9-1-1 if there is a threat to loss of life or property. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from Emergency Medical Services, the Police or Fire Department. Call 9-1-1 to:


In any other situation, please call the non-emergency number (702) 346-6911.


How does 9-1-1 work?

Mesquite Police Dispatchers take all of the 9-1-1 calls for the City of Mesquite. Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Boulder City and nearby Mohave County jurisdictions all have their own Police Departments. If you call 9-1-1 from a phone located in one of these areas, your call will be routed to the respective department’s dispatch center. Therefore, when you call 9-1-1 from a phone within Mesquite City limits, you will be talking to the Dispatchers who work at Mesquite Police Department Communications Center.  If you call 9-1-1 from Bunkerville or Overton areas, your call will be routed to Las Vegas Metro Dispatch.


Where is the Police Administrative Services Division located and what are your hours?

Administrative Services is located at the Mesquite Police Station, at 695 Mayan Circle, Mesquite Nevada.  Fingerprinting services are available during regular business hours. Our phone number is (702) 346-5262. After hours, you may enter the lobby and pick up a phone on the counter to contact the Dispatchers at ext. 6911.

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How much does it cost to get copies of police reports or arrest records?

We charge $5 for a copy of a report. Fingerprint cards can be made for $10.00 a card or $15 per set. We accept cash only.


Can I get a copy of someone else’s arrest records?

Only the subject of the arrest record may get copies of their record, unless they authorize someone else specifically to obtain the records. Authorization must be written and notarized and the person authorized must have picture identification.


Can I find out if I’m wanted?

The best way to find this information is to contact the courts directly. Because we cannot verify identity over the telephone, we can’t release the information if you call. If you come to Administrative Services in person, we are required to notify an officer, and you may be arrested.


How can I find out more about my case?

The detective handling your case is the best source of information. Call the Investigative Services Division  at 702-346-5262 ext.6073 and let them know you would like to speak to the detective handling your case. If you have the case number, let them know you have the number because it’s easier to look up your case with the number.