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Chief of Police Sylvia Moir

Chief Moir's Bio

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Welcome to the Tempe Police Department’s website. This site serves as a virtual portal to gain information, identify resources, and read news about the Tempe Police Department. We offer a range of services and provide data that is open for you to view and use. We strive to include information for you that will not only serve to provide insight about who we are, but also about how we deliver police service to the community. 

People come to Tempe from across the globe to live, work, play, learn, and share life with family – making life investments for years to come. Tempe PD is part of this community fabric, and we can only be truly effective when we merit the trust and support of those we serve.  In accord with the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, the virtues and practice of integrity, transparency, giving voice, and accountability are among our highest priorities always with a focus on reducing crime and the fear of crime.

Tempe’s unique diversity shapes our public safety mission.  With a resident population of 186,086, rapidly growing density, hundreds of major events, and a daily service population of over 240,000 as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau, we face ever-evolving challenges and exciting opportunities.  We continue to build on strong partnerships with neighborhoods, City Council, City departments, social service agencies, School Districts, Arizona State University, businesses, faith establishments, and the many diverse people that all call Tempe home.

Please enjoy searching our website, and if you have a concern, complaint, or commendation we welcome the chance to positively address it. I welcome the opportunity to hear directly from you at or to communicate via social mediaTwitterLogo_#55acee@ChiefMoir should you prefer to hear from me in those mediums. We hope that you find in our site what brought you here.


Sylvia M. Moir