PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
La Mesa Police Department
The Police Department is one of the most visible of city services, but many members of the public are unaware of the numerous and varied duties the Police Department performs.
The Communications Unit consists of 2 Communications Supervisor, 12 Police Dispatchers, and 3 Police Services Technicians. Together they perform all of the Police Department's communications and record-keeping tasks, including:
- Receiving and dispatching 9-1-1 calls
- Answering non-emergency calls
- Assisting the public at the Police Department's front counter
- Processing and maintaining all police reports and records
Patrol DivisionThe most frequently seen members of the Police Department are the uniformed patrol officers who serve the city in our black and white patrol cars. These officers are only one segment of the more than 150 full-time, part-time and volunteer personnel who make up the Police Department.
Members of the investigation Unit consist of a Service Commander, Services Lieutenant/PIO, and Services Sergeant. There are currently 6 full-time detectives with one being an anchor detective for the La Mesa Police Department.
They routinely conduct serious and high profile crime investigations, oversee police-regulated businesses, and represent the Police Department as full-time members of the Narcotics Task Force (NTF), the Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATT), and the Special Investigations Unit.