Chandler, Arizona is located in Maricopa County and is the eastern neighbor of Phoenix, Arizona, the state’s capitol and largest city. Chandler is home to several technology manufacturing companies which contribute to its status as one of Phoenix’s more affluent suburbs. Chandler police Department is tasked with providing for public safety and law enforcement in the 58 square mile area, 57.9 of which is land area with the remaining 0.1 square miles being water surface.
The approximated population of Chandler, Arizona is 242,721 residents. Figured as an average annually, compiled with the most recent years for which data is available, there are currently 7,199 crimes in Chandler yearly. Around nine percent of that figure exists as violent crime. The current yearly average for murders is at 0.02 for each one thousand residents, with 4 murders occurring each year. The current yearly average for rapes is at 0.26 for each one thousand residents, with 64 rapes occurring each year. The current yearly average for robberies is at 0.61 for each one thousand residents, with 149 robberies occurring each year. The current yearly average for assaults is at 1.69 for each one thousand residents, with 411 assaults occurring each year. This makes the total for violent crimes to be 2.59 for each one thousand residents, with 628 violent crimes occurring each year. The other ninety-one percent of the reported crime figure exists as property crime. The current yearly average for burglaries is at 4.73 for each one thousand residents, with 1,147 burglaries occurring each year. The current yearly average for thefts is at 21.29 for each one thousand residents, with 5,168 thefts occurring each year. The current yearly average for automobile thefts is at 1.05 for each one thousand residents, with 256 automobile thefts occurring each year. This makes the total for property crimes to be 27.07 for each one thousand residents, with 6,571 property crimes occurring each year. A citizen of Chandler, Arizona has a 0.3% chance of being victimized by violent crime and a 3% chance of being victimized by property crime each year.
The CPD has three stations serving the Chandler area. The Main Station is located at 250 East Chicago St 85225 and can be reached by phone at 480-782-4000. The Desert Breeze Substation is located at
251 North Desert Breeze Blvd 85226 and can be reached by phone at 480-782-4800. The Chandler Heights Substation is located at 4040 East Chandler Heights Rd 85249 and can be reached by phone at 480-782-4900.
While the Chandler Police Department has many divisions to support its duties and inner workings, the most prominently visible is easily the Field Operations Division. This division encompasses all the field activities of the CPD and is overseen by an Assistant Chief. The Field Operations Division is composed of various units as follows:
- Patrol Officers – responsible for protection of life and property, maintaining public order, emergency response, and enforcement of ordinances and laws. Officers are each assigned to specific geographical areas known as beats.
- Motorcycle Unit – Patrol Officers that primarily respond to traffic matters including accidents, traffic control and DUI violations.
- Bicycle Units – Patrol officers that primarily target street level crimes including narcotics, liquor and curfew violations. They also frequently are an instrumental element in providing protection at city sponsored events.
- Field Training Unit – Officers who, along side their regular duties, provide training to new recruits in the field.
- Canine Unit – Made of handler and canine teams, this unit can be called to assist in building searches, field and area searches, narcotics detection, crowd control assistance, and suspect apprehension.
- Park Ranger Unit – responsible for patrol services in the city’s park areas and supplementing patrol for the downtown area.
The CPD’s official website can be found at Chandler Police Department. There you will find many helpful resources. There is a section that provides statistics on crime as well as crime map utilities. Under ‘Forms and Reports’ you can find links and downloads to assist in filing or requesting police reports, requesting frequent patrols, and other frequently needed activities. The CPD Records Unit is open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the event that public records are desired.