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May 17, 2014

On May 12th, 2014, the Mesa Police Department family lost a great officer. Sergeant (Posthumously promoted) Brandon Mendoza was killed in a collision by a wrong way driver on the freeway while driving home from his patrol shift. Sgt. Mendoza was a member of the Mesa Police Association, and often helped with our charity events […]

Officer Brandon Mendoza EOW 5/12/14

May 12, 2014

  Today we lost a brother, a son, a friend, and one heck of a good cop. Officer Brandon Mendoza was killed by an impaired driver on the freeway early this morning. Officer Mendoza was on his way home from working his late shift, protecting the citizens of Mesa and Arizona.   This week is […]

From the President’s Desk…

April 29, 2014

Those of you who regularly attend MPA meetings know the primary concern I have for our profession and our future is in our pension system. For the vast majority of us who wanted to become police officers, this profession was a calling that also offered stability as a secondary benefit. Though you may not become […]

Update- Senate blocks Nomination for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division

March 5, 2014

2013 Blue Santa

December 24, 2013

This year the Mesa Police Association and our charity, the Officer Assistance Fund (OAF), were able to assist City of Mesa Councilmember Dennis Kavanaugh in helping children in need for the holidays. The OAF’s Blue Santa helped pass out presents to the children at Cardon Children’s Medical Center this December. A big thank you to […]

2013 National Police Week

August 5, 2013

In May of 2013, the Mesa Police Association sent seven of our members to Washington DC to attend the National Police Week, and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial service. President Russell, Treasurer Cutler, Officer Harris, and Officer Figueroa attended. Members Sergeant Schmidt, Detective Pezzelle, and Detective Garcia also attended, as they were nominated for […]

Confessions of a Police Officer

April 30, 2013

I’ve had the honor of communicating lately with Jill Wragg, a retired police officer from Massachusetts. Jill is an author, and has several interesting essays posted on her blog. I thought this one was amazing, and with her permission, am posting for all to enjoy… “Confessions of a Police Officer Dear Citizens, Neighbors, Friends and […]

MPA Invited to Signing of HB 2204

April 10, 2013

Your Mesa Police Association was invited by the Governor’s Office to be on-hand at the signing of HB 2204 on Friday, April 5th. This Bill extends the health benefits to the spouses and children of Arizona peace officers, correctional officers, and firefighters killed in the line of duty. See the following press release for details… […]

Survey Results – January 2013

February 21, 2013

Here are the results from the recent survey sent out to sworn Mesa officers. The survey was active from January 14th through January 30th, 2013. 217 officers took part in the survey, and one of the biggest issues continued to be communication with the membership. The MPA is constantly working to improve communication, and will […]

2013 National Police Week

February 12, 2013

As previously announced the MPA plans on bringing two members to participate in Police Week in Washington, DC in May, 2013.  We had 30+ individuals express interest in attending on behalf of the MPA.  I would like to thank everyone who did put in to attend.  The MPA Board reviewed each of the emails sent […]

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