Bryan Chapman named new Police Chief

March 6, 2024
Bryan Chapman

CHANDLER, Ariz. – Chandler City Manager Josh Wright has announced the hiring of Bryan Chapman as Chandler’s new police chief. Chapman is tentatively slated to begin his new role on April 8, 2024.

“I am excited to welcome Chief Chapman as our new police chief to build upon our culture of service, innovation and engagement that prevents crime and earns community trust,” said City Manager Josh Wright. “His leadership of the Chandler Police Department will help implement technology, training and practices to remain one of the nation’s safest cities and one of the top law enforcement agencies in the country.”

Chapman has worked 28 years in law enforcement and served the City of Phoenix since 1999. He has been Phoenix’s Assistant Police Chief for the past three years with responsibility for the Employment Services Bureau, Training Bureau and Organizational Integrity Bureau. He previously fulfilled leadership positions and assignments in multiple areas of the Phoenix Police Department.

“I am honored to join Team Chandler and work alongside the incredible men and women of the Chandler Police Department,” said Chapman. “Together, and with community collaboration, we will focus on the continuous improvement of the organization to keep Chandler safe for residents, businesses and visitors.”

Chapman is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing and Arizona State University’s Certified Public Manager program. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Toledo.

The Chandler Police Department is recognized regionally and nationally as a modern, transparent agency, continuously maintaining accreditation status for excellence in policing since 1996. Chandler Police have achieved a steady decline in serious crime, now resulting in historically low numbers and rates of serious crime. In the annual budget survey completed in January, 92 percent of Chandler residents said they feel safe.

Chandler conducted a national recruitment for the police chief position. With the assistance of executive recruitment firm, Mosaic Public Partners, more than 40 qualified candidates were considered. Per the Chandler City Charter approved by voters, the police chief is hired by the city manager. Chapman replaces Sean Duggan, who retired in January 2024.