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Chandler Arrest, Court, and Public Records

Crime Statistics

The Chandler Police Department promotes the use of open data with interactive visualization tools, crime maps, and city-wide crime statistics. In 2017, the city recorded a total of 6,456 reported incidents. Further breakdown of the figures reveals that the city recorded 5,809 property crimes and 647 reports of violent crime. Larceny-theft was the most common crime, accounting for 72.1% of total crimes. Burglaries and assaults accounted for 12.1% and 5.7% respectively. Compared to 2016, the total crime rate increased by 14%. Violent crimes increased by 37% while property crimes rose by 12%. Overall, with 7.09 daily crimes for every 100,000 residents, Chandler was safer than 41% of the cities in the U.S.

Police Reports and Arrest Records

The Chandler Police Department processes requests for different kinds of reports, including offense reports, 911 recordings, video recordings and CAD (computer-aided dispatch history). Most of these records can be obtained in person at the Main Station at 250 E. Chicago St.

Who Can Request a Report?

In compliance with Arizona public record laws, access to police reports is restricted to only authorized applicants. Requests can be made by witnesses or victims of a crime, insurance carriers, or legal representatives of victims. Sections of a report may be removed or redacted to protect sensitive/confidential information.

How to Obtain a Police Report

Interested parties can obtain copies of police reports by submitting a completed request form. Requesters must provide their full name, address, and signature as well as specify their relationship to the report (suspect, involved, victim, etc). Written requests should be sent to:

Chandler Police Department
250 E. Chicago St.
Chandler, AZ 85225

Requesters can choose to receive copies by mail, pick-up or email. The department charges $5.00 for a copy of report plus $0.15 per page after the first 35 pages. However, copies are provided to victims at no charge.

Note: Unclaimed copies of a report are destroyed after 60 days.

How to Obtain Criminal History/Background Checks

The Criminal History Records Section of the Arizona Department of Public Safety serves as the central repository for criminal records in Chandler and other parts of the state. The department also processes requests for employee background checks. Access to criminal records is restricted to only authorized individuals.

Residents can request to review their criminal record by submitting a complete record review packet, including a set of legible rolled fingerprints (taken by a law enforcement officer), pre-address return envelope, contact information sheet and instructions. Individuals represented by an attorney must include a notarized letter of authorization.

How to Obtain Information about Sex Offenders

The Arizona Department of Public Safety provides a public access website that residents can use to obtain information on sex offenders in a particular city or neighborhood. Searches can be made by name or zip address. In addition, the department provides a downloadable list of registered sex offenders, which includes all Level 2 and Level 3 registrants. Purchasing this list comes with a $25.00 fee.

How to Obtain Information about Inmates

The Maricopa County Sherriff's Office manages records of inmates held in correctional facilities within the county. The office also provides a convenient search tool that provides general inmate information. To locate an inmate, interested parties must provide either the booking number or the inmate's full name and date of birth. The tool only provides general information on the status of each inmate.

Court Records

The Chandler Municipal Court serves as the judicial branch of the city government. Part of the Arizona Judicial System, it provides an online case search tool that members of the public can use to find ruled cases. Interested parties can conduct searches by case number or party name. In addition, the Clerk of the Superior Court for Maricopa County provides access to different Chandler court records, including criminal, domestic, family, civil, and probate court case files. Interested parties can obtain copies of public record in-person by visiting the Clerk's Office at the:

Southeast Court Complex
222 E. Javelina
Mesa, AZ 85202

The office opens Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The clerk charges a $30.00 fee for certified documents. Accepted forms of payment for in-person requests include money order, credit card, debit card, or cash.

Obtaining Court Records by Mail

To request court records by mail, send a written request to the:

Correspondence Section
Clerk of the Superior Court
201 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Written requests must include the case number of the requested record, the names of the parties, the filing date and the number of pages to be copied. Requesters who do not have this information will have to pay a $30.00 fee for each year that needs to be researched.

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

Vital Records

Vital records can be obtained at the county and state level. These include birth certificates, death certificates, and records of domestic partnership or dissolutions. Applicants may be restricted from obtaining certified records depending on their eligibility.

How to Obtain a Copy of a Divorce Decree

The Clerk of the Superior Court for Maricopa County manages records for divorce decrees filed in Chandler and other parts of the county. Records for divorces filed before 1950 may be obtained at the Arizona State Archives. Copies of divorce decrees can be obtained in person at the:

Southeast Court Complex
222 E. Javelina
Mesa, AZ 85202

or

Customer Service Center
601 W. Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003

In-person requests can also be made at any of the other court locations within the county. The Clerk charges a $30.00 fee to certify a document and a $0.50 for each page.

How to Obtain Divorce Records by Mail

To obtain divorce records by mail, requestors must include the case number, names of the parties involved in the divorce, the year in which it was filed and their contact information. Most mail requests take an average of seven days to process. Written requests should be sent to the:

Correspondence Section
Clerk of the Superior Court
201 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

How to Obtain Birth and Death Records

Birth and death certificates are managed by the Office of Vital Registration for the Maricopa County Dept. of Public Health. The office offers same day walk-in services across several locations. It also processes requests for birth and death records made by mail.

How to Obtain a Birth or Death Record

To obtain a certified record, requesters must submit a signed application form for birth records or death records. The department charges $20.00 per certified copy and only releases certified birth records to named individuals, parents, spouses, legal guardians, siblings, legal representatives or anyone with legal authorization. Requestors who are eligible to receive certified death records include funeral directors, immediate relatives, spouses, parents and legal representatives of the decedent's estate. Same day walk-in requests are processed at 4419 E Main Street, Mesa. Requests must be accompanied by a copy of a valid photo ID as well as the appropriate fee.

Mailed applications should be sent to the:

MCOVR (Maricopa County Office of Vital Registration)
P.O. Box 2111
Phoenix, AZ 85001