Chandler Police Department Lateral Officers

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Join our ranks A career you can be proud of.

When you join the Chandler Police Department, you’ll be working in a diverse city with a growing population. We offer competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, advanced technology, and a chance to make a meaningful impact in our community.

Getting started What qualifies as a lateral officer?

A lateral officer is an experienced certified Peace Officer in good standing.

In-State Lateral

A successful certified Arizona Peace Officer applicant will start the field training program upon being selected.

Out-of-State Lateral

A successful out-of-state applicant will be required to take an AZPOST waiver exam prior to becoming a certified Peace Officer in Arizona and beginning the field training program.

AZ Peace Officer Standards & Training Board Waiver

Competitive pay Pay Scale.

Under a year $27.13/HR
After completion of 1 year $28.48/HR
After completion of 2 years $29.92/HR
After completion of 3 years $31.40/HR
After completion of 4 years $32.97/HR
After completion of 5 years $34.64/HR
After completion of 6 years $36.37/HR
After completion of 7 years $38.19/HR

Lateral Officers Lateral Applicants.

Arizona State Certified Applicant

Police Officers certified in Arizona, must have completed an AZPOST approved academy program and have successfully been certified by AZPOST as a peace officer and currently be in good standing;

Out-of-State Certified Applicant

Police officers certified in a state other than Arizona or certified by a federal law enforcement agency, must have 1 year of experience and currently employed as a peace officer or have resigned in good standing from an agency within 30 months of application. In addition, peace officers with certifications other than from Arizona will need to meet all AZPOST requirements for the waiver process to gain Arizona peace officer certification without attending a formal academy

what it takes Our Application Process:


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