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Staff Support

Staff Support is just what its name implies. It is a support unit for the police department staff. Staff Support handles recruiting, background investigations, training, media relations, crime prevention, and multimedia presentations. When you apply for employment with the Mesquite Police Department, you will be communicating with personnel in the Staff Support bureau. In addition, the Staff Support unit is responsible for maintaining this web site.


The School Resource Officer (SRO) program is also a unit of the Staff Support Bureau. All six middle schools, five high schools and a high school disciplinary and intervention center, have a certified law enforcement officer on campus in a cooperative effort between the City of Mesquite and the Mesquite Independent School District.

The primary duties of an SRO are to provide assistance for students, serve as a guest lecturer on a variety of topics, be a spokesperson for the police department and provide security at certain school sponsored events. School Resource Officers participate in special programs designed to improve youth\police relationships and they collectively provide a dynamic middle school presentation in relation to peer pressure, drug and alcohol abuse and gang violence.

Additional actions that may be taken by the SRO may be to arrest or cite students for fighting, abusive language or any criminal violation. The SROs are also utilized as Bike Officers for special events and during the Holiday Season.