Mesa is a fairly safe place to visit.  Having said this, there are certain precautions that should be taken in order to ensure a smooth trip through Arizona.  Like always, common sense is the most important tool to be used in staying safe.

            Avoid walking alone at night (especially women).  This is a general recommendation for any unfamiliar area, but should be followed in Mesa as well.  If staying with a group is not an option and walking is unavoidable, try to remain in lighted, public areas.

            Although street crime and petty theft are not major concerns in Mesa, they occasionally happen.  However, most of these situations can be easily avoided using a few simple rules.  Avoid carrying around large amounts of money or looking extremely flashy.  Drawing un-needed attention is never a good idea.  Lock all car doors, and roll up windows when leaving valuables behind in a car

            In the case of an emergency while visiting Mesa, dial 911 from any phone.  In non-emergency situations, contact the Mesa Police Department at: (480) 644-2324

            Although there are no foreign embassies located in Arizona, most countries have a location in the United States (most in Washington D.C.).   For a complete list, including contact and location information, check out this Foreign Embassies List.