Message from the Chief

A Photo of Chief Deanda.

Welcome to Chandler, AZ is a vibrant city known for its low crime rates, rapidly growing economy, family-friendly atmosphere, exceptional amenities, and proud history. I am honored to serve as the City’s Interim Chief of Police during this time of transition for our police department. Having worked alongside the men and women of the Chandler Police Department for 25 years, I can say with conviction we have a department that is committed to working with our community. Our success as an agency relies on the strong partnerships that we have with those who live, work, or visit our city.

This website will give an overview of the diverse programs and services we have available for our citizens. These include Vacation Watch, the Youth Wilderness Academy, the Senior Lockbox, Return Me Safe program, just to name a few.

This page also allows you to access forms to make a public records request, report crimes that are not in progress online, and sign up for the Citizens Police Academy or Neighborhood Watch.

Our officers are well-equipped, well-trained, and very engaged in the community. We are committed to ensuring that Chandler remains a safe city where you can live, work and play. Thank you for visiting our website.


Melissa Deanda

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Forms and Documents

Please use this link to locate forms and documents provided by the Chandler Police Department.

Moments of Truth

The Chandler Police Department implemented the Moments of Truth philosophy within our department viewing each citizen contact as an opportunity to prevent crime by earning the respect, trust, and support of the community.

Use of Force

The cornerstone of our success as a police agency has been predicated on the level of trust, support and respect we receive from our community. Over the course of many years of service and sacrifice we have developed a proud reputation in our community through meaningful dialogue with community leaders, residents and businesses.

Non-Emergency Text

The Chandler Police Department recently deployed non-emergency text messaging capabilities in our communications center in an effort to provide our citizens with an alternative means to contact the department. Citizens who wish to communicate with the police department through text message may do so by sending a message to our non-emergency number (480) 782-4130.

Latest News

2 months ago
Chandler Police Department Free Citizen Motorcycle Safety Course

    The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit will host a free civilian motorcycle training course. This training is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2024, in the parking lot of the Chandler Public Safety Training Center, located at 3550 South Dobson … Read More

2 years ago
Downtown Station Lobby Reopens

The main lobby of the Downtown Station has reopened for regular business after recent remodeling. The hours are Sunday - Saturday 7:00am - 8:00pm. This is effective Wednesday, August 24th 2022.   … Read More

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About the Department

Office of the Chief

Interim Chief of Police Melissa Deanda was appointed to fill the role of Chief in January 2024, after the retirement of former Police Chief Sean Duggan. Deanda joined the Chandler Police Department in January1999, making this her 24th year in

General Orders

Click HERE for the updated Chandler Police Department General Orders     Transparency and Accountability The Chandler Police Department participates in numerous department wide programs to foster public accountability and provide transparency. This includes Uniformed Crime Reporting, International Accreditation, data analytics, policy management,

Victim Services Unit

Mission The Victim Services Unit supports victims of threatened or actual crime during the investigative and judicial processes. ____________________ Victim Information Portal To be notified of case status, crime victims can register with the Victim Information Portal. Register Here What can I access within the portal? You

Annual Report

The Annual Report is published each year highlighting the events of the past fiscal year. If you have any questions, please contact the Planning and Research Unit at 480-782-4090. 2022 Annual Report 2021 Annual Report 2020 Annual Report 2019 Annual Report 2018 Annual Report 2017

School Resource Officer Unit

The School Resource Officer Unit (SRO)/program currently has twelve (12) certified police officers that serve as School Resource Officers (SROs) for the Chandler, Kyrene, and Mesa Public School Districts. These officers are assigned to our High Schools, Junior High


In the opening years of the 20th century, Dr. Chandler was setting up camp for what he envisioned as his oasis in the desert. County Constables kept the peace. The Town of Chandler was chartered along with the state on