Our Mission: To provide a safe community where people can live, work, and thrive.

Introduction by the Chief of Police

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I am pleased to present our 2016 Annual Report.  Last year, the men and women of the Chandler Police Department continued to carry out our mission of ensuring Chandler remains one of the safest cities in America.  We realize there are many variables that contribute to Chandler’s safe-city status, such as our very dedicated and talented employees as well as strong support from our Mayor and Council.

We also realize that, in order for us to continue to accomplish our mission, we must have the confidence, support, and respect of the people who visit, live, and work in our city.

So last year, we reviewed the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report and identified recommendations that will help us strengthen trust with our community and continue to provide effective police services.

We also achieved a number of significant accomplishments.

  • We fully implemented our body camera program issuing cameras to all patrol officers and supervisors.
  • We enhanced our online reporting module on our website so citizens can enter information and obtain a police report over the internet.
  • We provided de-escalation training to all officers and introduced Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training to enhance an officer’s ability to safely and effectively deal with people in crisis.
  • We held our second annual Mental Health Fair featuring more than 60 vendors and over 600 people who attended to learn more about mental illness, suicide and addiction and resources available to assist people in crisis
  • We launched the Guardian Academy program for parents, teachers and caregivers highlighting some of the issues and challenges facing our youth today
  • We rolled out the new “C3 Chandler Multi-Family Housing Crime Prevention Program” to provide resources to management teams and tenants of multi-family housing properties.
  • We expanded our social media presence and interaction with the community through Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
  • We hosted the 19th Annual Explorer Tactical Competition with nearly 1,000 participants from across the country in attendance.
  • We completed the design phase of the Public Safety Training Center.
  • We assigned a detective to the Southwest Border Desk at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Operations Center to support interagency operations and information sharing.
  • We continued to strengthen our collaboration with our federal and regional law enforcement partners leveraging resources, training, and expertise to further help keep Chandler safe.

Developing and maintaining community partnerships is the cornerstone of our system of policing in Chandler, so I want to thank all of you who worked alongside us this past year helping us safeguard our city.

I am very proud of our Police Department and what we accomplished last year, and I look forward to continued successes and achievements throughout 2017.





Our Vision

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The Chandler Police Department is committed to being a world-class leader in law enforcement. We will pursue and engage the best trained, equipped, and committed professionals who demonstrate the highest standards of performance and best policing practices in partnership with the community.


About the Department

The Chandler Police Department employs 324 sworn officers and 169 civilians who serve a growing population of over 250,000 residents. There are six police facilities to meet the needs of the community: the Chandler Police Department Main Station, the Desert Breeze Substation, the Chandler Heights Substation, the Property & Evidence Building, a newly re-purposed SWAT facility, and a large vehicle storage building.