Gomez-Mesquita Named Deputy Director
June 8, 2007
EAST LANSING. Michigan State Police (MSP) Director Colonel Peter C. Munoz is pleased to announce the promotion of Major Anthony Gomez-Mesquita to lieutenant colonel and commander of the Field Services Bureau (FSB) effective June 3.
In his new position, Gomez-Mesquita serves as one of the department's three deputy directors and as a member of the department's Executive Council. As commander of the FSB, Gomez-Mesquita will provide executive direction and leadership to more than 2,000 enlisted and civilian employees assigned to the department's 64 posts, as well as the Southeast Criminal Investigation, Special Operations and Traffic Safety divisions.
Prior to his promotion, Gomez-Mesquita served as commander of the FSB East Region, which includes three MSP districts and the Southeast Criminal Investigation Division covering the eastern Lower Peninsula. Gomez-Mesquita was responsible for coordinating and delivering effective and efficient police services in criminal investigations and patrol-related activities within the East Region.
Gomez-Mesquita enlisted with the department in 1982, and graduated as a member of the 97th Trooper Recruit School. He has served at the Brighton, Detroit, Gaylord, Flint and Mt. Pleasant posts, as well as the Criminal Investigation Division and the MSP First District before being promoted to major and commander of the East Region in 2004.
In his 25 years with the department, Gomez-Mesquita has held the ranks of trooper, detective trooper, sergeant, detective lieutenant, first lieutenant, inspector, captain, major and now lieutenant colonel.
A native of Detroit, Gomez-Mesquita resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife and two children.