Office of the Chief

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Police Headquarters
645 Pierce St.
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 562-4343 (office)
(727)-562-4333 (media)

The overall administration and leadership of the department is the responsibility of the office of the chief of police. Support staff assigned to this office are also responsible for news media liaison and public safety grants management. The deputy chief commands the Communications Division, Criminal Investigations and Public Safety Grants Coordinator Divisions of the department. The Office of Professional Standards, Patrol, and Support Services are under the command of the chief of police.

Daniel Slaughter
Chief of Police
Deputy Chief Eric Gandy
Eric Gandy
Deputy Chief

The mission of the Clearwater Police Department is to consistently provide effective, professional and dependable law enforcement services to every citizen, visitor and business within the city of Clearwater. 

Clearwater officers embrace a “preservation-of-all-life” philosophy, and practice a community policing approach that is customer-service centric. Clearwater officers make our community better by preventing crime and effectively responding to crime. They are trained to be “community champions” who engage our citizens, solve problems and improve the quality of life in Clearwater.

The Clearwater Police Department is organizationally structured into three divisions – Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Support Services. The Office of Professional Standards reports to the Office of the Chief and is responsible for the overall quality control of the police department.

The strategic plan of the police department adopts a precision policing approach that focuses efforts on:

Tackling Crime
Training/Employee Wellness
Traffic Safety 

We at the Clearwater Police Department are honored to serve Bright and Beautiful Clearwater, from Bay to Beach!

Chief Daniel Slaughter
“The test of police efficiency is the absence of crime and disorder, not the visible evidence of police action dealing with it.” – Sir Robert Peel, Principle 9

Major David Dalton
Support Services Division
Major Brian McAuley
Patrol Division

Major William Valveri
Criminal Investigations Division

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