Community Safety

Chandler is recognized among the safest cities in the nation with fire and police departments that are accredited and elite in their field. Continued investment in people, systems and technology ensure the community’s safety. Innovative partnerships and programs extend our ability to address emerging community safety needs.

Chandler Municipal Court

Advancing Court Technology

Advancing Court Technology

Technology is advancing access to services at the Chandler Municipal Court. The award-winning live online chat feature enhanced customer access to court services in multiple languages and was recognized by the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts and LiveHelpNow.

Live streaming of courtroom audio is another online feature launched in 2023. Chandler also collaborated with the Arizona Department of Public Safety to implement online criminal history reporting.

Arizona College Prep’s entire 8th grade class

Hosted ACP's Entire 8th Grade Class

Chandler Municipal Court hosted Arizona College Prep’s entire 8th grade to learn about the criminal justice system and city services.

By the Numbers

$936,108 recovered in city property damages and emergency response costs11,068 criminal cases prosecuted in Chandler Municipal Court610 criminal bench trials6 criminal jury trials

Chandler Police and Fire

Chandler Police

Achieving accreditation since 1996

Chandler Police completed the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies in November 2023. The department has achieved accreditation since 1996 by demonstrating excellence in management and service delivery.

Chandler Fire

Working toward 5th reaccreditation

Chandler Fire is working in 2024 to achieve its fifth reaccreditation through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. It requires the Fire Department to fulfill all-hazard, performance targets for fire and emergency services.


Improving First Responders’ Health and Wellness

Cancer prevention and diagnosis services for firefighters reduce risk and mitigate exposure to carcinogens. A Federal Emergency Management Agency grant provided access to screenings, scans, blood work and other tests for early detection of cancers

Police officer health screenings for early detection of heart disease provide officers with a complete understanding of their metabolic status and cardiovascular risk, including health and wellness recommendations.

Chandler Police Department

Chandler Fire Department

Emergency Medical Response
Emergency Medical Response

American Heart Association awarded Chandler Fire the Mission: Lifeline Gold, a recognition given to leaders in cardiovascular care who demonstrate a profound commitment to saving lives and improving patient outcomes.

Arizona Department of Health Services recognized Chandler Fire through the Premier Emergency Medical Services Agency, Save Hearts in Arizona Registry & Education and Treat and Refer programs for outstanding care and adherence to strict guidelines.

Fire Station Rebuild
Fire Station Rebuild

Rebuilding Fire Station No. 2, Chandler’s busiest, provides capacity for a second fire engine unit to address the call volume and demand for emergency services in this area of north Chandler.

Paramedic School
Paramedic School

Chandler Fire completed two Paramedic School academic classes, resulting in 24 graduates becoming the newest paramedics to serve Chandler.

Chandler Fire will complete paramedic school accreditation in 2024 through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs to offer regional paramedic classes for college credits.

First Responder Recruitment

First responders undergo extensive testing, interviews and training to serve in the Chandler Fire and Police departments. Chandler Fire conducted its recruitment process, resulting in 29 firefighters joining the department. Chandler Police conducted ongoing recruitments, hired 48 officers and hosted Find the Blue in You events to familiarize applicants with the process.