Robbery Suspect Flees Right into Hands of Police

On August 18, 2019 around 4:30AM 35-year-old Kpou Sawi Armstrong robbed the Circle K located at 6969 West Ray Road. Armstrong brandished a firearm and, after demanding cash and cigarettes, fled the scene in a white sedan.

Crime Lab Receives Distinguished Award

The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors recently awarded the Chandler Police Forensic Laboratory the Foresight Maximus Award

Chandler Police Now a Part of ‘Neighbors’ by Ring

The Chandler Police Department has joined the Neighbors app by Ring, a home security manufacturing company best known for its outdoor motion based cameras and doorbells. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods 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.

Victim Chases, Detains Vehicle Burglary Suspect

On July 28, 2019 around 2:00AM 27-year-old Sloane Benton was found rummaging through the inside of a vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 3600 block of South Hawthorne Way. Once Benton was detained, officers discovered he arrived in a stolen vehicle.

Wife Shot & Killed by Husband

On July 14, 2019 around 5:00AM Chandler police were summoned to the 3200 block of West Stephens Place for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived they discovered 31-year-old Elshaymaa Elmesilhy unresponsive and with a gunshot wound to her chest. Elmesilhy was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased.

Man Shot & Killed by Family Member

On July 11, 2019 around 8:30AM Chandler police were summoned to the 5500 block of South Four Peaks Place for the report of a shooting. When officers arrived they discovered 62-year-old Charles Vallow unresponsive and with two gunshot wounds to his chest. Vallow, a resident of Texas, was pronounced deceased on-scene.

Chandler Man Sentenced in 2018 Kidnap Case

On January 8, 2018 Chandler police were summoned to John Ormond’s residence after a family member of Ormond’s live-in girlfriend called to report they had not heard from her in weeks. When officers arrived at Ormond’s home, they found the woman bound and suffering from severe injuries.

Motorcyclist Succumbs to Injuries from June Crash

On June 21, 2019 26-year-old Arman Nolcox II crashed his motorcycle on Clubhouse Dr. near Ocotillo Rd. & sustained critical injuries. On July 6, 2019, Nolcox II died of the injuries he sustained in the collision.

Tips for a Safe July 4th Celebration

While buying and selling permissible consumer fireworks in the City of Chandler is legal, setting them off inside the City limits may not be. Setting off permissible consumer fireworks on public property – such as city streets, sidewalks, or parks – is not legal.

Tips To Keep You Safe During a Traffic Stop

Traffic stops are a common occurrence in law enforcement & an integral part of the job as well. However, a traffic stop is one of the most dangerous functions in police work & the hazards during a traffic stop can … Continued