Program Officer | Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network
Nate began working with the Arizona Anti- Trafficking Network in July 2022. Nate retired after over 22.5 years as a law enforcement professional, having reached the rank of Sergeant with the Mesa Police Department.
During his career, Nate spent just over 15-years in plain clothes and undercover assignments and has been involved in all levels of investigations in Gangs, Street Crimes, Drug Interdiction, and Human Trafficking. He was an Arizona Peace Officers and Standards Training Instructor for 20-years, having amassed several thousands of hours of specialized instruction, and is a qualified and certified subject expert in the Arizona Court System in Drug Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Investigations.
As the Mesa HEaT (Human Exploitation and Trafficking) Sergeant, Nate successfully planned, carried out, and assisted in numerous major operations in the City of Mesa and across the Valley to combat sex trafficking. Nate created and hosted training for undercover sex trafficking operations and undercover work, which he still trains across the State of Arizona. Nate established a partnership with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to better prosecute sex trafficking cases. He has worked to influence the revision of state statutes and city codes to better respond to the very real victimization of people in The Life.
Nate received numerous awards, citations, and commendations during his tenure at Mesa PD for his work keeping the community safe and “smashing bad guys!”