Executive Staff

Chief of Police

Sean Duggan


(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

Bryan Cox

Assistant Chief

(480) 782-4100

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

Dave Ramer

Assistant Chief


Assistant Chief 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 … Read More

Command Staff

Special Projects - Office of the Chief

Criminal Investigations

Philip Graham


(480) 782-4469

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

Chris Pérez


Commander Chris Pérez, began his career with the Chandler Police Department in 1997, after serving in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. He has worked in numerous patrol positions throughout the department. In 2000 he became an … Read More

Field Operations

Michael Heikes

Michael Heikes

Commander - Desert Breeze Substation

(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

Section Managers

Rita Dyas



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

Michelle Potts

Manager - Communications Section


Michelle Potts began her law enforcement career in 1992 with the Tempe Police Department as a high school business intern. In 1996 she moved into the field of emergency communications, serving as a 9-1-1 operator, dispatcher and communications shift … Read More

Doug Reed

Manager - Support Services Section


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


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