Prospective Chandler Police Officers must meet all of the following minimum requirements. Requirements are determined by the City of Chandler and the State of Arizona.

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be at least 21 years of age
  • Be a high school graduate or have successfully completed a General Education Development (G.E.D.) examination
  • Undergo a complete background investigation
  • Undergo a medical examination
  • Undergo a polygraph examination
  • The individual has not been convicted of a felony or any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona
  • The individual has not been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces
  • The individual has not been previously denied certified status, have certified status revoked, or have current certified status suspended
  • The individual has not been convicted of or adjudged to have violated traffic regulations governing the movement of vehicles with a frequency within the past three years that indicates a disrespect for traffic laws or a disregard for the safety of other persons on the highway.

MARIJUANA USE

All forms of marijuana will be treated the same (such as: herbal, THC extract, hashish, marijuana wax, edibles)

  • The individual has not illegally possessed or used marijuana for any purpose within the past two years

DANGEROUS DRUG, HALLUCINOGEN, NARCOTIC USE

example of a dangerous drugs is methamphetamine

examples of a narcotic would be heroin, cocaine, fentanyl

examples of a hallucinogen would be LSD, mushrooms, peyote, PCP, ecstasy

  • The individual has not illegally sold, produced, cultivated or transported for sale a dangerous drug, hallucinogens, or narcotic
  • The individual has no more than one time use for all substances combined since turning 21
  • The individual has not illegally used a dangerous drug or narcotic for any purpose within the past seven years
  • The individual has never illegally used a dangerous drug, hallucinogens, or narcotic, other than for experimentation, a total of five times for the combined use of any narcotic, dangerous drug, or hallucinogens (experimentation means: the action of trying or testing something without continuous use)

STEROID USE

  • The individual has not illegally used or possessed a steroid in the last three years prior to employment

ADDERALL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG USE

  • The individual has not possessed or used Adderall except as prescribed by a physician in the last three years prior to employment
  • The individual does not have a pattern of abuse of prescription medication

LATERAL OFFICER DRUG RELATED DISQUALIFIERS

  • The individual has not illegally used or possessed steroids as a peace officer
  • The individual has not possessed or used Adderall except as prescribed by a physician
  • The individual has never illegally possessed or used marijuana while employed or appointed as a peace officer
  • The individual has never illegally used a dangerous drug, hallucinogens, narcotic while employed or appointed as a peace officer

**Over the counter use of CBD products are not disqualifying**

The illegal use of marijuana, or a dangerous drug or narcotic is presumed not for experimentation if:

  • The use of marijuana exceeds a total of 20 times or exceeds five times since the age of 21 years; or
  • The use of any dangerous drug or narcotic, in any combination exceeds a total of five times or exceeds one time since the age of 21 years.

Applicants must also meet prescribed vision, color vision, hearing and/or other Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board medical standards.

You may read the City of Chandler Police Officer job description on the City’s Human Resources website.

More Information

Further information may be obtained by researching Title 13 (Public Safety) of the Arizona Administrative Code and visiting AzPost.

Falsification, omission, misrepresentation or deception in any stage of the process will result in your immediate removal from consideration.

The City of Chandler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.