Commander Dave Ramer

Commander Ramer began his law enforcement career with the Chandler Police Department in 1999. As an officer, he worked in patrol, was a certified field training officer and general instructor.  From patrol, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Bureau, working as a detective in the Family Crimes Unit where he investigated domestic violence crimes, child abuse, elderly abuse and missing person cases.  In this role, he received various trainings to assist in these types of investigations to include forensic child interviews, missing person response, mechanisms of injuries and interviewing abuse suspects.  After spending some time in detectives, he moved to the public information office where he worked closely with the media on several high profile investigations and events involving the Chandler Police Department.

As a sergeant he supervised field operation teams and served as an administrative sergeant for the Desert Breeze Precinct.  Upon promoting to lieutenant, he was assigned to the patrol division as a shift commander where he oversaw the field training program and the bike team.  Later he was assigned as the shift commander with responsibilities over the department’s fleet operations.  While over the fleet, he assisted with the redesign of the department’s police car graphics as well as the internal configurations of the patrol car to allow for a better work space for officers.  Later he served as the lieutenant over the Person Crimes section of the Criminal Investigation Bureau.  In September of 2018, he was promoted to commander and oversees police operations out of the Main Precinct.

Commander Ramer has dedicated many hours of service to various non-profit groups and continues to be highly involved with the community. He has served with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, to benefit Special Olympics, for over twelve years now and recently completed a three year term as the state director.  He has also been involved with the Boy Scouts of America for over twenty years and has served in various roles in scouting.  He is an Eagle Scout and strives to follow the scout slogan, do a good turn daily.  He has led and assisted in numerous community service projects.  Over the years he has been recognized for his commitment to the community, with the department’s Community Service Award, the James R. Snedigar Public Service Award and the Jon Carion Unsung Hero Award.

Commander Ramer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a focus on organizational issues from Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command and currently serves on the board of directors for Special Olympics of Arizona.