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. Commander LeVoy has diligently served the department for 20 years and has enjoyed the opportunity to have worked within specialty assignments in field operations, criminal investigations, professional standards and the tactical assignment unit.
Commander LeVoy began his professional career by serving in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed during the Gulf War. He graduated cum laude from Western Illinois University in 1994 where he majored in Law Enforcement Administration. In 1995, Commander LeVoy was hired by the Chandler Police Department.
As an officer, Commander LeVoy fulfilled many roles for the department to include General Instructor, Gang Liaison Officer, Firearms Instructor, Honor Guard, and the Special Assignment Unit (S.A.U.). Following his service in patrol, Commander LeVoy served on a number of specialty units to include the Bicycle Team, Special Enforcement Team (Gangs), Investigative Support Unit, and Street Crimes Unit. He was awarded the department’s Medal of Honor in 2000 for his efforts in the rescue and recovery of a young girl who had fallen along the Mogollon Rim.
Commander LeVoy promoted to Sergeant in 2005, and his team was recognized as the 2006 Patrol Team of the Year for the outstanding service they provided regarding neighborhood quality of life issues. He served as Team Leader on S.A.U. and led the development of the explosive breaching program. In 2007, Commander LeVoy was selected to serve in the Professional Standards Section. His duties included recruitment, hiring, audits & inspections, and accreditation.
In 2009, Commander LeVoy promoted to Lieutenant and returned to patrol as a watch commander. During this time, he graduated from the University of Arizona’s Eller Executive MBA program. Commander LeVoy was selected to manage the Persons Crimes Section in 2010, where his responsibilities included Robbery Homicide, Sex Crimes, Family Crimes, Financial Crimes, Computer Crimes, and the Victims Services Unit. He was also assigned as the S.A.U. Support Lieutenant and was responsible for the Crisis Negotiations Team, Technical and Robot Team, and Logistics Team.
Commander LeVoy continued his leadership development by completing Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command in 2011, where he was the recipient of the Franklin M. Kreml Leadership Award for having demonstrated unsurpassed integrity and dedication to public service. In 2013, he became a board member for the Winged Hope Family Advocacy Foundation. Commander LeVoy was selected to manage the Special Investigations Section in 2014, where his responsibilities included the Narcotics Unit, Vice/Human Trafficking Unit, Gang Enforcement Unit, Criminal Apprehension Unit, as well as the Tactical Commander for the Special Assignment Unit. He was promoted to Commander in October of 2015.
Commander LeVoy participates in community events and fund-raisers that benefit programs focusing on child abuse and domestic violence awareness and prevention. He enjoys teaching and public speaking, and sees these opportunities as a means to pass onto others what mentors have previously passed onto him.