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.
A successful certified Arizona Peace Officer applicant will start the field training program upon being selected.
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:
Apply online when applications are being accepted.Apply Now
Physical agility test
The physical agility test is designed to evaluate a candidate’s overall physical condition.
We have a PT test for laterals and one for recruits.Learn More About PT
Oral board interview
Applicants will need to pass an oral board interview which consists of several questions in front of a panel of sworn officers.
There are three Board approved Firearm courses that can be utilized.
*Laterals onlyLearn More About Firearm Qualifications
The background investigation consists of applicants being interviewed about the information within their background packet and all information is verified through criminal history checks, employer checks, personal references and open source searches.
Applicants will be administered a polygraph exam by a certified examiner.
Conditional Job Offer
If the applicant passes each of the previous steps they will be offered a conditional offer which is contingent upon the applicant passing the medical exam, psychological exam, and a chief’s interview
Medical & Psych Exam
Applicants must pass a medical exam and a psychological exam that meets AZPOST standards.