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 worked assignments in patrol, investigations, SWAT, and other specialties at levels from Officer to Assistant Chief.
Chief Duggan graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies in 1985 and a Master of Science in Justice Studies in 1989. He is a graduate of the 227th session of the FBI National Academy, the 59th session of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and the 39th session of the FBI National Executive Institute. Chief Duggan was selected to participate in the FBI’s Police Executive Fellowship Program in 2010 and was assigned to the National Joint Terrorism Task Force at the National Counterterrorism Center in Washington, D.C He served on the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) State, Local, and Tribal Based Domestic Security Advisory Committee, 2010-2011 and the Committee on Homeland Security, 2012-2016. He presently is a member of the IACP Board of Directors. Chief Duggan is a member of the Arizona Association of Chiefs of Police, and past chairperson of the East Valley Chiefs of Police Association. In June 2015, Governor Doug Ducey appointed Chief Duggan to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) where he serves as Chairperson.
Under Chief Duggan’s leadership, the Chandler Police Department has made great strides towards becoming a world-class leader in 21st century policing by engaging the best trained, equipped, and committed professionals and by employing the best practices in policing. Chandler remains one of the nation’s safest cities with populations over 250,000 residents.