Criminology Alum Named Clearwater Chief of Police

Daniel Slaughter, who received his BA in Criminology at USF in 1992, will be sworn in as Chief of Police at the Clearwater City Council meeting on August 7th. He will be the city's 13th police chief and will lead Pinellas County's third-largest law enforcement agency with 235 officers, 137 civilian employees and a $36 million annual budget. He was hired by the Clearwater Police Department in October 1992 and has worked as the department's special operations lieutenant, accreditation supervisor, homicide detective, community police officer, and a field training officer. Most recently, he was the major in charge of patrol operations for two years. In that position, he oversaw approximately 171 uniformed officers and three dozen civilian employees.