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The Chandler Police Department offers civilian professionals many career paths with law enforcement. Positions include Police Administrative Specialist, Records Specialist, Property & Evidence Technician, Crime Scene Technician, Forensic Scientists, Police Teleserve Specialist, Investigative Assistant, Victim Services Specialist, Planning & Research Analyst, Emergency Call Taker, Dispatcher and a variety of civilian coordinator, supervisor, and manager positions. If you are interested in serving our community, we encourage you to search our open jobs and submit an application!

Work with Us Communications.

Our Communications Section provides emergency and non-emergency police services to the public and supports other departments in the city by providing radio and computer aided communications. The communications center has 12 consoles, which are equipped with state of the art computer programming and mapping features. These tools allow the operator access to an overview of the City at all times. From emergency call takers to safety dispatchers and supervisors, everyone receives extensive training that allows for rapid dispatch which decreases response times to an emergency.

We are seeking individuals who can multitask, communicate effectively, are proficient with technology, and adapt quickly to change. If you’re looking to work alongside talented, smart and compassionate team members we encourage you to apply!

Watch an inside look into a day in the life of a Dispatcher.

What to expect Dispatcher Responsibilities.

A Police Dispatcher’s primary function is to answer emergency and non-emergency calls for service using a multi-line telephone and 911 systems. Responsibilities include receiving, processing, and dispatching calls for service, as well as providing information to personnel; it is vital that these duties are carried out quickly, efficiently, and accurately. This position is subject to shift work and must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Two years’ experience in a high volume data entry and customer service environment
  • Type accurately at 40 words per minute with no more than a 10% error rate
  • Obtain and maintain the Terminal Operator Certification level A by the Department of Public Safety within six (6) months of hire or promotion date
  • Or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Pay Range

$28.22 – $38.10 Hourly

(Starting pay will be determined based on the level of training and experience.)

What to expect Detention Officer.

Individuals in this classification will learn to perform the full scope of duties of a non-sworn Detention Officer through an academy and on the job training program. Duties include booking, fingerprinting, verifying identification, guarding and transporting persons in custody.

Applicants passing the background investigation will receive a conditional job offer. You will then be scheduled for a psychological exam, drug screen, and an interview with the Police Chief.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalency
  • Must have at least one (1) year customer service experience
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • Must have the ability to successfully complete a Corrections/Detention academy training program within six (6) months of hire
  • Must have the ability to comply with Arizona POST firearm requirements
  • Must have the ability to obtain a valid Arizona Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
    • Class C with Passenger Endorsement within six (6) months of hire

Pay Range

$24.65 – $33.27 Hourly

(Starting pay will be determined based on the level of training and experience.)

Work with Us Forensic Services.

From a Crime Scene Technician to a Forensic Scientist, our Forensic Services Section of the Chandler Police Department provides accurate and impartial scientific support to the Arizona Criminal Justice Community. If you are interested in this field, learn more here!

Forensic Disciplines

Crime Scene Response

The Crime Scene Response Unit is staffed 24/7 and is responsible for processing all crime scenes within the City of Chandler. The duties include photographing, documenting and sketching of scenes, as well as recognizing, collecting and preserving all types of physical evidence. The Crime Scene personnel respond to approximately 4,500 calls each year ranging from vehicle burglaries, minor accidents, assaults, death investigations, etc.

Crime Scene Protocols

Toxicology – Forensic Alcohol

Toxicology is the study of the effects of chemicals on biologic systems. Forensic Scientists that work in the Human Performance Forensic Toxicology (Blood/Urine Alcohol) section analyze blood to determine a blood alcohol concentration and the presence of other volatiles. Urine can also be analyzed qualitatively to determine if ethanol was contained in the sample. Ethanol concentration and the presence of other volatiles in bodily fluids and liquids is performed by using Headspace Dual Column Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detection (GC/FID). Forensic Scientists that perform Human Performance Forensic Toxicology (Blood/Urine Alcohol) analysis are required to have a Laboratory Analyst’s Permit that requires re-certification on a yearly basis.

The Human Performance Forensic Toxicology (Blood/Urine Alcohol) section also analyzes liquids/liquors to determine if ethanol is present.

The Human Performance Forensic Toxicology (Blood/Urine Alcohol) analysts also testify in court to explain and support their finding and to explain the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ethanol and ethanol effects on human performance.

Forensic Alcohol Protocols

Seized Drugs / Controlled Substance Analysis

Forensic Scientists that work in the Seized Drugs Unit analyzes pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, plants, related chemicals and drug paraphernalia. The Chandler Police Department Forensic Services Section can conduct drug analysis for marijuana/cannabis, methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine/crack, ecstasy (MDMA) tablets, LSD, mushrooms, PCP, steroids and prescription drugs. The Forensic Scientists perform preliminary analysis using chemical color tests, pharmaceutical identifiers and/or the TruNarc device. Identification of controlled substances is performed by using a Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC /MS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) and/or macroscopic/microscopic examinations. They also provide expert testimony is court proceedings to explain and support their findings.

The Seized Drug Unit also conducts a Field Drug Testing class to train officers on the use of field drug testing kits.

Seized Drugs Protocol

Friction Ridge Comparison

The Forensic Scientists analyze fingerprints and palm prints recovered from crime scenes. Their main goal is to identify the person that left the print. Human friction ridge skin is found on the fingers, palms and feet. Friction ridge skin can be used as a means of identification because human friction ridges are unique and persistent, human friction ridge skin arrangements are unique and persistent and a positive identification can result from comparisons of friction ridge skin impressions containing sufficient quality (clarity) and quantity of friction ridge detail. Forensic Scientists that conduct latent print comparisons use AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) to search prior records in the database to determine the closest candidates to the entered print. Forensic Scientists that work in the latent print discipline also perform comparisons using the analysis, comparison, evaluation and verification process to try to determine an identification of a fingerprint. The Forensic Scientists also testify in court to explain and support their findings.

Friction Ridge Comparison Protocols

Latent Print Processing

The Latent Print Processing section develops latent (hidden) prints on evidence that is submitted to the Chandler Police Department Forensic Services Section. An initial surface examination is first conducted on the evidence by using white light, a forensic light source or RUVIS (Reflective Ultra Violet Imaging System). The evidence is then processed by following a sequence guide that directs the forensic scientist to the particular processing techniques that will be used to develop the print depending on the type of evidence that is submitted. Some examples of types of evidence are porous, non-porous or blood. The Latent Processing section uses many processing techniques such as cyanoacrylate fuming, fluorescent dye stains, ninhydrin and powder to develop and secure the latent print. Latent print images are then captured through photography or scanning.

Latent Processing Protocols

AFIS Ten-Print

The Crime Scene Technicians (CST’s) operate the Arizona Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AZAFIS) This system serves as the central repository for fingerprint identification records relating to persons arrested throughout the state. The CST’s process fingerprints and palm prints of subjects fingerprinted for employment, arrested, or taken into custody from booking facilities throughout the city. These fingerprint images are captured electronically by a Livescan device, which creates a fingerprint record. This record is then transmitted electronically to Department of Public Safety (DPS), which passes information back and forth between different databases maintained by the Department of Justice (DOJ) during the processing of fingerprint records.

The Crime Scene Technicians process fingerprints and palm prints for the purpose of establishing positive identification and creating an individual’s criminal history record. CST’s perform quality control on images and finger sequence errors for all fingerprint records as needed. Verification is completed by a second CST on all possible matches for ten print to ten print searches. All ten print and palm print arrest records are searched through AFIS against the unsolved latent print database in an attempt to identify suspects that leave their prints at crime scenes.

AFIS Ten Print Protocols


  • forensic assistant,
  • crime scent tech I,
  • crime scene tech II,
  • lead crime scene tech,
  • forensic scientist I,
  • forensic scientist II,
  • forensic scientist III,
  • forensic scientist supervisor,
  • forensic services manager
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Work with Us Police Technology.

Our Technology Section provides information technology support and maintaining a stable electronic work environment in coordination with the City of Chandler. The Technology Section collaborates to provide users with standardized tools and resources, support for efficient and effective system maintenance, standardized training and implementation and a strong foundation to maintain a technical architecture system. We are looking for individuals who support the mission of the Chandler Police Department and are geeked about helping our community whether that be supporting network infrastructure, mitigating against cyber-related threats, managing hardware and related technology-related police equipment, and providing application and desktop support.

Work with Us Records.

The Records Unit manages and processes police reports and related records. This unit validates the accuracy of information entered into state and national law enforcement databases, enters and clears warrants, runs criminal histories, notifies owners of stolen vehicle recoveries, images documents to police reports, and responds timely to requests for police reports and for police video from body worn cameras. This unit interacts with the public, answers and manages incoming calls, and helps visitors and clients when they come into the Police Department.

Work with Us Property & Evidence.

The Property and Evidence Unit receives, processes, stores, safeguards, and properly disposes items of property and/or evidence turned in by Police Officers. Disposition includes returning found items to individuals who have been properly identified as the owner. This unit interacts with the public, answers and manages incoming calls, and helps visitors and clients when they come to retrieve their items.

Work with Us Police Aide.

Chandler Police Department’s Police Aides are assigned to a patrol team to aid in responding to minor collisions and misdemeanor complaints. Police Aides work in a uniformed capacity, write reports, issue civil citations, and are expected to provide a high level of customer service to our citizens. Police Aides participate in annual proficiency training and take part in a four-week training academy. PA’s a required to be at least eighteen-years-old and possess either a high school diploma or GED. This full-time position comes with a 4/10 schedule and City benefits.

Work with Us Park Ranger.

The Chandler Police Park Rangers support park and recreation activities through the enforcement of park rules such as park hours and dog on-leash laws. Park Rangers also provide park visitors with information that will support a pleasant and safe park experience. In addition to providing services and safety for park facilities, Park Rangers assist with patrolling and providing security to the downtown area.

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