2016 Wall of Fame Inductee: David Dalton

Major Dalton holds both a Bachelors Degree in Criminology and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from USF. He is also a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police.

Major David Dalton has over twenty-two years of law enforcement experience with both the Auburndale and Clearwater Police Departments. He began his career with the Clearwater Police Department in 1996 and served within the Department’s Old Clearwater Bay Neighborhood Policing Team and the agency’s Detective Division, first as a Crimes Against Children and Families Detective and later as a Homicide Detective.

As a sergeant, Major Dalton held supervisory positions as a Patrol Team Sergeant, Patrol Support Team Sergeant, and Internal Affairs Investigator, while assuming additional responsibility as the Department’s Accreditation Manager. As a Lieutenant, Major Dalton held positions as the Assistant Commander of the Support Services Division, Assistant Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, and as the Clearwater Beach District Commander. During his two years of assignment to this position, he was twice selected as the Clearwater Beach Chamber’s “Citizen of the Year.” Major Dalton is currently assigned as the Criminal Investigations Division Commander, where he manages ten investigative units, responsible for all facets of criminal investigations.