Commander Carrie Candler began her career in law enforcement as a member of the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist, serving at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona and Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, DC. After her military service, she joined the Fayetteville Police Department in North Carolina. Having a strong desire to return to Arizona, she joined the Mesa Police Department in 1998. During her four years there she served in patrol and school resource officer. She joined the Scottsdale Police Department in 2002 and served in both Uniformed Services Bureau and Investigations Bureau.
Commander Candler has a Bachelor of Science from Park University in Human Resource Management, a Masters of Education in Counseling from Northern Arizona University and is a graduate of Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.
Commander Candler is assigned to San Tan Patrol where she oversees Patrol, Traffic, School Resource Officers and K-9.