Executive Staff

Chief of Police

Sean Duggan

Chief

(480) 782-4100

Chief Sean Duggan was appointed as the Chief of Police for the City of Chandler on January 13, 2014, after serving 27 years with the Scottsdale Police Department. He brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience, having … Read More

Assistant Chiefs of Police

Jason Zdilla

Assistant Chief

(480) 782-4100

Assistant Chief Jason Zdilla has been with the Chandler Police Department since 1994.  As an officer, Assistant Chief Zdilla worked in patrol, was a certified field training officer and general instructor.  From patrol, he was assigned to the investigations … Read More

Bryan Cox - Commander

Bryan Cox

Assistant Chief

480-782-4119

Assistant Chief Bryan Cox has served with the Chandler Police Department since October 1997.  As an officer, Assistant Chief Cox worked in patrol and as a field training officer until he was promoted to detective in August 2001.  As … Read More

Command Staff

Special Projects - Office of the Chief

Ed Upshaw

Commander

(480) 782-4840

Commander Upshaw traded in his seat in an Air Force jet to join the Chandler Police Department over twenty-eight years ago.    He has been a Commander for nine years and held assignments in Criminal Investigations as well as acted … Read More

Criminal Investigations

David LeVoy

David LeVoy

Commander

480-782-4840

David A. LeVoy is the Commander for the Chandler Police Department Desert Breeze Precinct and has the responsibility of accomplishing the goals and objectives of the department while ensuring personnel have the necessary resources to succeed in their mission.  … Read More

Field Operations

Michael Heikes

Michael Heikes

Commander

480-782-4910

Commander Michael Heikes began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department in 1997.  As a Deputy, Commander Heikes served in many functions to include Patrol, SWAT, Search & Rescue, Honor Guard, Field … Read More

Philip Graham

Commander - Desert Breeze Substation

480-782-4840

Commander Philip Graham joined the Chandler Police Department in February of 1992, shortly after graduating from Mesa Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree in the Administration of Criminal Justice. After graduating from the law enforcement academy … Read More

Section Managers

Rita Dyas

Manager - Forensic Services Section

480-782-4502

Rita C. Dyas is currently the Forensic Services Manager for the Chandler Police Department.  She has been working in the field of forensic science since 1991 with experience in all levels of forensic science including analytical, lead, supervisory, project … Read More

Bill Edel

Manager - Technology Section

480-782-4153

Bill Edel is a native Arizonan, born in Tucson but gravitated to the valley of the sun graduating from Arizona State University in 1987 and later, a Master’s in Business Administration. Upon graduation, Mr. Edel began his career in … Read More

Michelle Potts

Manager - Communications Section

480-782-4149

Michelle Potts began in law enforcement as a high school business intern in 1992 with the Tempe Police Department.  She then became a volunteer with the department until 1996 when she was hired as a 911 operator.  Ms. Potts … Read More

Doug Reed

Manager - Support Services Section

480-782-4016

In 1993, Doug Reed began his career with the City of Chandler as a sales tax auditor in Management Services.  As a CPA, he completed City sales tax audits and also educated the business community on State and City … Read More

Candace Hammond

Manager

As the Police Planning and Research Manager for the Chandler Police Department, Candace Hammond is responsible for the Department’s budget, grant, and forfeiture fund administration, facilities planning and maintenance, capital improvement program planning, strategic planning, crime analysis, uniform crime … Read More