Chief Sean Duggan was appointed as the Chief of Police for the City of Chandler on January 13, 2014 after serving 27 years with the Scottsdale Police Department. Throughout his career, Chief Duggan has advanced the tenets of community policing, developing a deep-rooted history of community engagement and participation. He has promoted a culture of exceptional customer service, treating each citizen contact as a moment of truth, an opportunity to earn their confidence and support. As an engaged East Valley police executive and an established member of various local, state, and national law enforcement organizations, he has been an active member of the regional public safety community.
Chief Duggan graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies in 1985 and a Master of Science in Justice Studies in 1989. He is a graduate of the 227th session of the FBI National Academy, the 59th session of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the 39th session of the FBI National Executive Institute and the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leadership Program.
Chief Duggan was selected to participate in the FBI’s Police Executive Fellowship Program in 2010 and was assigned to the National Joint Terrorism Task Force at the National Counterterrorism Center in Washington, D.C. He served on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) State, Local, and Tribal Based Domestic Security Advisory Committee, 2010-2011 and the Committee on Homeland Security, 2012-2016. He served as a member of the IACP Board of Directors and the IACP Policy Center Advisory Group from 2015-2021. In 2021, Chief Duggan was elected Vice President at Large of the IACP and presently serves on the IACP Executive Board.
Chief Duggan is a member of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, and past chairperson of the East Valley Chiefs of Police Association. In June 2015, Governor Doug Ducey appointed Chief Duggan to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) where he served as chairperson until 2019. In 2020, Chief Duggan was appointed to the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice assigned to the Data and Reporting working group. In 2021, Chief Duggan was appointed to Department of Homeland Security State and Local Intelligence Council.
Under Chief Duggan’s leadership, the Chandler Police Department has made great strides towards becoming a world-class leader in 21st-century policing by engaging the best trained, equipped, and committed professionals and by employing the best practices in policing. Chandler remains one of the nation’s safest cities with a population of over 287,945 residents as of January 2023.