645 Pierce St.
Clearwater, FL 33576
Support Services Division: 727-562-4185
Major David Dalton - Support Services
The Support Services Division is under the command of the major of the services bureau and responsible for providing fiscal, ancillary, information and other services for police department operations. Specific functions of the division include the communications center, fiscal management, payroll services and records services.
The communications center fields more than 180,000 calls for service annually. They are the important first link between those needing police and the officers on the street.
The records section stores all offense reports and traffic crash reports and provides license and permit services to the public. The records section manager responds to public records requests for reports and data held by the police department. The records section also provides reports and information to businesses, other governmental agencies and the public.
The police department's computer operations are supported by the city of Clearwater's Information Technology Department, which supports all of the police department's computer systems, both hardware and software.
The fiscal services unit prepares the department's employee payroll, coordinates purchasing within the department, administers the fiscal reporting requirements for grants awarded to the department, and assists in the preparation of the annual budget.