Executive Staff

Assistant Chief Colby Brandt

Assistant Chief Colby Brandt

Investigations & Administrative Services Bureau

Assistant Chief Colby Brandt joined the Glendale Police Department in 1997. Before being promoted to Assistant Chief of Police, Chief Brandt served as the Administrative Services Commander, overseeing training, personnel management, grants, budget, audits and inspections, and planning and research. He has served as a Patrol Officer, Property Crimes Detective, Auto Theft Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Neighborhood Response Squad Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, General Investigations Lieutenant and Gateway Patrol Commander.

Chief Brandt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from Ottawa University and graduated with a Master of Science in Homeland Security from CalU. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy (FBINA), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Unit Commanders Academy and the AZPOST Arizona Leadership Program (ALP).

Prior to joining the Glendale Police Department, Chief Brandt served as a United States Marine. He has been married for 25 years and has two children; a son and a daughter.

Assistant Chief Rich LeVander

Assistant Chief Rich LeVander

Operations Bureau

Rich LeVander joined the Glendale Police Department in July of 1994. He is currently serving as Assistant Chief over the Operations Bureau which includes the Patrol Divisions and the Support Services Division. Prior to his promotion to Assistant Chief, he served as Commander over the Support Services Division where he was responsible for Communications, Detention and the Training staff. Rich is a native of the west valley and has attended school and church in Glendale for much of his life.

Rich has worked in many divisions of the department, to include Patrol, Special Operations and Support Services. He devoted many years of his career in the K-9 Unit as a Handler and Sergeant. Rich served as a Patrol and Sector Lieutenant in the Patrol Division and a Commander in the Foothills Division before becoming the Support Services Commander and then promoting to Assistant Chief. Rich believes strongly in community policing and developing relationships both inside the department and with our community.

Rich has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Aspen University and attended the IACP Leadership in Police Organization course. Rich is married and is the father of a daughter.
Commander Andre Anderson

Commander Andre Anderson

Special Operations

Andre Anderson has a distinguished 27-year career as a public servant and law enforcement professional. Commander Anderson is most known for serving as the interim police chief for the Ferguson Police Department after the wake of significant protest that stem from an officer involved shooting. During his tenure, he led a new approach that incorporated faith-based outreach strategies to address civil unrest, help ease tensions and create better relationships in the community. Moreover, as former chief, he introduced and led modern day evidence-based community policing practices and assisted the department with the US Department of Justice Consent Decree levied as a "Pattern or Practice of Discriminatory Policing." Currently, Commander Anderson serves as the Glendale Police Department Commander where he leads the activities of the Special Operations Division, and previously led the Criminal Investigations Division, and the Patrol Division.

A leader in excellence, with the confidence and ability to execute high impact decisions while projecting long-term impact, Commander Anderson is a United States Army veteran and a former professional athlete (boxer). He holds a Master of Arts degree in educational leadership from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in public safety administration from Grand Canyon University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy (class 251), the Northwestern Police and Staff Command School, and the Leadership in Police Organizations Command School.
Commander Brad Harkleroad

Commander Brad Harkleroad

Gateway Patrol Division

Brad Harkleroad began his career in the Glendale Police Department in 1996.  During his early career, he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Neighborhood Response Unit Officer, Patrol and Administrative Sergeant. After his promotion to Lieutenant, he served first as a Patrol Shift Lieutenant in the Patrol Division. After several years he was then placed in charge of the Special Investigations Unit which included Narcotics, Fugitive Apprehension, Repeat Offender Program, and the Street Crimes and Auto Theft Unit. His next assignment was as the Emergency Response Unit Lieutenant and served as the SWAT Team Commander and oversaw the Bomb Unit, K-9 Unit, Threat Assessment Team, and Security Services. In February of 2019, he was promoted to Commander and he now serves as the Gateway Patrol Division Commander.

Brad is a graduate of the 258th session of the F.B.I. National Academy in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Administration from Ottawa University and a Master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University.

Brad is married with a son and two daughters. 
Commander Brandon Blanco

Commander Brandon Blanco

Criminal Investigations

Brandon Blanco is currently a Commander overseeing the Criminal Investigations Division of the Police Department.  Brandon grew up in Chandler and eventually moved to San Diego and graduated from Mira Mesa High School.  Brandon has been with the Glendale Police Department since February 1996.  

During Brandon’s career with Glendale Police Department he has held several assignments:  Field Training Officer, Recruit Training Officer, Gang Detective, Narcotics Detective, Auto Theft Sergeant, Fraud Forgery Sergeant, Street Crimes Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Special Events Planning Lieutenant and Patrol Division Commander.  

Brandon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.  He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy session 275.  Brandon is married to a Glendale Detective and has 3 daughters.
Commander Jay O'Neill

Commander Jay O'Neill

Foothills Division

Commander Jay O’Neill joined the Glendale Police Department in 2005 after more than 7 years as an officer and 1 ½ as a dispatcher in California. Before being promoted to Commander, Jay served as a Patrol Lieutenant and was also assigned to the Public Information Office. Jay has served as a Patrol Officer, Neighborhood Response Squad Officer, Motorcycle Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Public Information Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and General Investigations Lieutenant. Jay is also a Past-President of the Glendale Law Enforcement Association.

Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration from San Diego State University and a Master of Administration with a Leadership emphasis from Northern Arizona University and is a graduate of the POST Arizona Leadership Program (ALP).

Jay is a former United States Marine, is lucky enough to be married to his best-friend Melissa, and is the proud father of 4 daughters.
Commander Rich Bradshaw

Commander Rich Bradshaw

Administrative Services Division

Rich Bradshaw began his career in the Glendale Police Department in 1990.  During his early career, he has worked as a Patrol Officer, Selective Enforcement Unit Detective, and Narcotics Sergeant. He served as the Special Investigations Unit Lieutenant, which included Narcotics, Fugitive Apprehension, Repeat Offender Program, and the Street Crimes and Auto Theft Unit. He also served as the Emergency Response Unit Lieutenant and served as the SWAT Team Commander and oversaw the Bomb Unit, K-9 Unit, Threat Assessment Team, and Security Services. He was the Commander over Special Operations during the most recent Super Bowl and currently serves as the Foothills Patrol Division Commander.

Rich is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Semper Paratus! He is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Ottawa University.

Rich is married with a son and a daughter.