Suspects Apprehended in Brazen Firearms Heist

On Monday, December 3, 2018 around 11pm, 32-year-old Miguel Gomez and 26-year-old Alicia Gonzalez drove a stolen red Dodge pick-up through the front entrance of the Shopper’s Supply located at 2880 S. Alma School Road stealing multiple firearms. After a vehicle pursuit, Gomez and Gonzalez were taken into custody on the Gila River Indian Community and booked into jail on multiple felonies.

Thanks to Donation, K-9 Now Wearing Body Armor

Benzo, a Chandler Police K-9, has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K-9s, Inc. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K-9 officers. Renee Thomas of Chandler sponsored the vest.

Traffic Section to Participate in Annual DUI Task Force

Members of the Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Section will participate in the annual East Valley Holiday DUI Task Force, which begins on Friday, November 23, 2018 and runs through New Year’s Eve. Participating officers are specially trained in DUI detection methods, including the detection of drugs in the human body. Please, get home safe.

Open Data Information Available for Public Viewing

The Chandler Police Department is now a participating agency in the Police Foundation’s Police Data Initiative.  Through the Police Data Initiative, the general public can now readily access open data information generated by the Chandler Police Department.

Take The Pledge Against Distracted Driving

The Chandler Police Department, Chandler Fire, Health, & Medical Department, Safe and Secure, Inc., and Ocotillo Friends recently launched a Distracted Driving Campaign to the Chandler community. The campaign is in response to an increase in traffic collisions due to distracted driving.

Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

When you’re out shopping this year, remember to conceal any items of value in your vehicle. Remember where you parked and which door or store entrance you utilized when shopping at a mall. Park your vehicle in a well-lit area and, whenever possible, avoiding shopping alone.

Chandler Police Department Needs Help Identifying Armed Robbery Suspects

On October 15, 2016, around 11:30PM, two males committed an armed robbery against a couple outside the Red Robin located at 3420 W. Chandler Boulevard. Detectives from the Robbery/ Homicide Unit are actively searching for these two suspects. Please view the attached video and photographs of the suspects.

Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween right around the corner, the Chandler Police Department would like to offer a few helpful safety tips to trick-or-treaters, parents, and motorists: Trick-or-Treaters: Make sure to bring a flashlight and cellular phone on your trick-or-treat outing If the … Continued

Traffic Unit Receives GOHS Grant For DUI Enforcement

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit has received a $47,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to fund a new DUI enforcement vehicle. This vehicle will be assigned to the DUI enforcement squad for the enforcement of DUI and other roadway impairment.

Arrest Made in Arson Case

Beginning April 22, 2016 through September 2, 2016, detectives from the Department’s Property Crimes/ Arson Unit have been investigating a series of arsons on the City’s west side. In all, eight suspicious fires, during this time period, have been identified … Continued

Department Offers Online Reporting

The Chandler Police Department has implemented online reporting as part of its strategic goal to enhance infrastructure by identifying and implementing new technologies to improve policing functions. We believe this will have a significant impact on operations by decreasing calls … Continued

Cold Case – Donna Mae Jokumsen

In July of 1987, 22-year-old Donna Mae Jokumsen (Maiden name is Douglas) was living in Chandler with her husband & young children. Around that time, Donna telephoned her father in Washington state & told him she was returning  home to Washington with … Continued

California Ex-Con Sentenced for Sex Trafficking

In late January of 2015, Detectives from the Chandler Police Department’s Human Trafficking Unit conducted an undercover sex trafficking operation at a Mesa hotel.  The operation was in conjunction with the Greater Phoenix Human Trafficking Task Force, and its purpose … Continued

Chandler Police to Conduct July 4th DUI Task Force

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI Task Force over the July 4th weekend.  The task force will run from Friday, July 1, 2016, through Monday, July 4, 2016. On July 1st and July 2nd, Chandler officers … Continued

Tips for Your July 4th Celebration

As we celebrate our Nation’s birthday this July 4th, the Chandler Police Department would like to offer a few tips for an enjoyable celebration: While buying and selling permissible consumer fireworks in the City of Chandler is legal, setting them … Continued

Video – Return Me Safe

This short video is part of a feature to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness.

Chandler Police Seek Victims of Black Money Scam

In mid-April, detectives from the Department’s Narcotics Unit were conducting an investigation regarding drug sales in the city. During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the suspects were involved in the “Black Money Scam.” According to the FBI, … Continued

Donation Accounts Set-up for Officers Pueblo & Calwell

Donation accounts have been set-up at Wells Fargo bank for Officer Pueblo & Officer Calwell.  If you would like to contribute, please visit any Wells Fargo branch & reference the following two accounts: The Officer Joshua Pueblo Donation Fund   … Continued

The 411 on CPD – SVU

The goal of the Chandler Police Department Special Victims Unit is to provide the highest level of service to the victims and their families while minimizing secondary trauma .

Chandler Police Seek Additional Witnesses to Aggravated Assault

On the evening of April 7, 2016 18-year-old Cody Gibson assaulted an unknown Native American female inside the Jack-In-The-Box restaurant located at 955 E. Riggs Rd.  After being assaulted inside the restaurant, the female walked outside towards the parking lot of the … Continued

Citizens Academy Alumni Association Meeting

The Chandler Departments Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association, is a group of dedicated citizens who have completed the Citizens’ Academy and now are an important part of service to the department. All Alumni Association members must have completed a Chandler Police Departments Citizens’ Academy class.

Chandler Police Department Receives GOHS Grant

The Chandler Police Department has received a $155,587 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) to fund numerous traffic safety related programs for the period beginning October 25, 2018, through September 30, 2019. Please remember to always wear your seatbelt and call for a ride when alcohol consumption is part of your plans.

Halloween Safety Tips

With Halloween right around the bend, the Chandler Police Department would like to offer a few helpful safety tips to trick-or-treaters, parents, and motorists:

Traffic Section to Conduct Halloween DUI Task Force

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Section will participate in an upcoming Halloween DUI Task Force with the Scottsdale Police Department.  The task force will begin the weekend prior to Halloween along with October 30th and Halloween night.  Please remember; drive defensively, wear your seatbelt, and if alcohol consumption will be part of your Halloween celebration, call for a ride.  Please, get home safe.

Homicide Suspect Apprehended

In the early morning of October 21, 2018, 29-year-old German Roman Medina was shot and killed while fighting 18-year-old Joseph Caballero and 30-year-old Matthew Vacaneri. Joseph and Matthew were arrested and were both booked into the Maricopa County Jail on one count of Aggravated Assault and 1st Degree Murder, respectively.

Officer Involved Shooting Incident/Suicidal Subject With a Gun

On Friday, October 12, 2018 two Chandler Police Officers were involved in a shooting at 854 W. Calle Del Norte. Chandler Police was sent to the location after the resident, 84-year-old Kay Kenniker, threatened suicide. Kenniker fired at an officer before pointing a rifle at a second officer, which resulted in the shooting. Kenniker was pronounced deceased on-scene.

Chandler Police to Conduct Pedestrian Education and Enforcement Campaign

On Monday, October 15, 2018, the Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Section & Bike Unit will conduct a citywide pedestrian/ bicyclist education and enforcement campaign from 8 am to 6 pm. This day-long detail is a show of support for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s NHTSA Statewide Pedestrian & Bicyclist Focus Education and Enforcement Effort. 

Know Your Limit Available at Oktoberfest

The Chandler Police Department’s Traffic Section will offer the Know Your Limit educational awareness program at Oktoberfest in downtown Chandler on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The Traffic Section will also conduct saturation patrols throughout the area on the same evening. Please remember to always wear your seatbelt, drive defensively, and call for a ride when alcohol consumption is a part of your celebration.  Please, get home safe.