Lieutenant Mechtel began her career with the Tucson Police Department in 2000 as a Crime Scene Specialist becoming a commissioned member in 2004. During her tenure, Lieutenant Mechtel has held assignments in patrol, investigations, and the Office of Professional Standards. In March of 2021, Cindy was promoted to Lieutenant and is currently assigned to patrol in Operations Division West. Cindy has volunteered with Hearts of Gold since 2009 serving on various committees during that time and is passionate about helping her fellow Department members. Lieutenant Mechtel has an AAS in Law Enforcement and in February of 2023, she earned her BS in Justice Studies from Grand Canyon University. She is married with a son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. Cindy is excited to serve as the TPD Liaison and is available to Department members for questions or concerns.