The Patrol Division is often the first contact many citizens will have with the Police Department. As such, the Mesquite Police Department strives to provide effective, courteous and timely responses for all calls of service.
We pride ourselves on providing our Officers with training that enhances their ability to solve crimes and defuse situations that may occur. The Patrol Division is where every new Police Officer begins his or her career with the Mesquite Police Department. The experience and skills gained while working in the Patrol Division gives Officers a solid foundation, prior to advancing into other areas of Law Enforcement.
The City of Mesquite is divided into two patrol areas, with Interstate 15 being the dividing line. Patrol Officers are assigned to a specific area and are responsible for all calls within that area.
Assigning areas and having Patrol Officers remain in those areas, reduces our response time. On occasion the Officer assigned to your area may be required to leave the area to assist another Officer. In addition to responding to calls of service Patrol Officers also enforce traffic laws.
Traffic laws are enforced to increase public safety and driver awareness.
The Mesquite Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team is a specialized unit consisting of thirteen Officers. The Officers are divided into two, four man teams, supervised by a Team Leader. The SWAT Team also has a two man sniper team. The two Team Leader and the sniper team report to the SWAT Commander. SWAT Officers receive training in the use of Specialized tools and tactics. The SWAT Team is deployed for the following incidents hostage rescue, barricaded suspects, high risk search warrants, active shooters and dignitary protection.
The Mesquite S.W.A.T. Team is ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The main purpose of the School Resource Officer (SRO) is a triad concept of Law Enforcement Officer, Law Related Educator, and Law Related Counselor. Designed to bridge the gap between Law enforcement and the community’s youth, he is often the first responder to incidents that occur at the schools. The simple presence of a School Resource Officer on campus helps deter criminal behavior and provides students and staff with a positive connection with the Mesquite Police Department.
We have a SRO that spends his days at Virgin Valley High School, as well as Charles Arthur Middle School, and the Virgin Valley Elementary School here in Mesquite. After school hours he conducts follow-up visits with students and their families. The School Resource Officer can be contacted by calling 702-346-5262, and asking for the SRO.
The Mesquite Police Department K-9 Unit deals in narcotics detection, search and apprehension of offenders. Properly trained and handled Police K-9 dogs, give Law Enforcement officers one of the finest tools in the prevention and detection of crimes.
K9 Rogue is the newest member of the Mesquite Police Department K9 team. Rogue was born in October of 2017 in the country of Czechoslovakia. Rogue is a Belgian Malinois and is extremely energetic and social. He loves to work and equally loves playing in the backyard with his handler and his family. Rogue came to the Mesquite Police Department in December 2018.
Rogue is a skilled narcotic detection dog and is trained in detecting the odors of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and ecstasy. Rogue received his initial narcotic detection training at Right Hand K9 in West Haven Utah. Rogue’s unique drive and exceptional work ethic has helped aid in some of the largest drug seizures in Mesquite Police Department history.
Rogue is teamed up with his handler, Officer Hughes, who has been with the Mesquite Police Department for four years. Officer Hughes’ passion for drug enforcement makes the pair a great team and a great asset for the Mesquite Police Department.
K9 Marley is an American Labrador Retriever and was born in 2016. In 2018 Marley passed his polygraph test and was hired on with the Mesquite Police Department. Marley was originally sold to a person in Oklahoma for the purpose of hunting birds. Unfortunately Marley ended up spending most of his days locked inside of a hotel room while his owner worked. Pacific K9 rescued Marley from Oklahoma and brought him back to Washington State where the Mesquite Police Department tested and purchased Marley.
Marley is a skilled narcotics detection dog and is certified in detecting the odors of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, mushrooms and marijuana. Marley and Detective Goodsell were initially trained and certified at Utah Police Officer Standard Training (POST). Marley loves kids and socializing with people.
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