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Come police officers who transfer to Chandler can get up to $10K in bonuses

Law enforcement officers who work outside of metro Phoenix can soon get up to $10,000 to transfer to the Chandler Police Department.

Starting Sunday, Chandler’s pitch to police officers working outside of metro Phoenix is $5,000 to sign on and up to $5,000 more to relocate.

City officials say they’ve recruited dozens of public safety workers in about a year with max bonuses of $5,000.

By doubling the amount, Chandler will match Glendale’s transfer offer to in-state cops.

The $10,000 bonus is more than what the Phoenix and Mesa police departments currently offer to lateral hires.

Matthew Casey has won Edward R. Murrow awards for hard news and sports reporting since he joined KJZZ as a senior field correspondent in 2015.