About Our Department

DEPARTMENT LEADERS

The Chief of Police and Command Staff compose the leadership of the Dalton Police. Please scroll down and hover over each photo for contact details.

Jason Parker

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Jason Parker CHIEF OF POLICE

Jason Parker

CHIEF OF POLICE

Jason Parker
Chief Parker began his law enforcement career in 1982 with the US Army Military Police, and joined the Dalton Police Department in 1987 as a patrol officer. In 1989, he was promoted to sergeant and acted as a patrol shift commander. In 1997, he was promoted to lieutenant. During the next 10 years, he managed the operations functions of every division within the agency. In March 2007, he was promoted to Assistant Chief, and in November 2007 he was appointed Chief of Police. Chief Parker has been reappointed as Police Chief three additional times since. Chief Parker earned a bachelor’s degree in management from Covenant College, and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbus State University. In addition, he is a 1998 graduate of the 192nd Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and a 2006 graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), Senior Management Institute for Policing, in Boston, Massachusetts. Chief Parker is currently a part-time Instructor in Criminal Justice at Dalton State College. Chief Parker is President (2015 – 2016) of the Rotary Club of Dalton, and he is an active member of the Police Executive Research Forum, FBI National Academy Associates, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, and International Association of Chiefs of Police.
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CLIFF CASON

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CLIFF CASON ASSISTANT CHIEF
CAPTAIN CHRIS CROSSEN

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CAPTAIN CHRIS CROSSEN PATROL DIVISION COMMANDER

CAPTAIN CHRIS CROSSEN

PATROL DIVISION COMMANDER

CAPTAIN CHRIS CROSSEN
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CAPTAIN TOM PHILLIPS

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CAPTAIN TOM PHILLIPS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION COMMANDER

CAPTAIN TOM PHILLIPS

CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION COMMANDER

CAPTAIN TOM PHILLIPS
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OFC. OSVALDO SICAIROS

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OFC. OSVALDO SICAIROS RECRUITING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OFFICER

OFC. OSVALDO SICAIROS

RECRUITING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OFFICER

OFC. OSVALDO SICAIROS
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DEPARTMENT FACTS

YEAR FOUNDED

SWORN OFFICERS

CITIZENS

TOTAL STAFF (SWORN AND CIVILIAN)

SQUARE MILES

STATE CERTIFICATION EARNED

CALLS FOR SERVICE (2014)

NATIONAL ACCREDITATION EARNED

DALTON POLICE HISTORY

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DALTON POLICE DEPARTMENT The Dalton Police Department as we know it today was founded in 1900 with the first recorded hiring of police officers by the city. Before that, marshals were appointed by city leaders as needed. Some dates and records have been lost, but here’s a brief timeline of the development of the Dalton Police Department.

The first recorded hiring of police officers by the city. Two officers are hired, and the city spends $885 on the creation of the Police Department.
The City Council passes a speed limit of 15 MPH for Hamilton Street and assigns an officer to watch for speeders. Horse-drawn wagons still have the right-of-way on city streets.
Chief of Police is an elected position. A.E. White is elected several times during this time period
The Police Department budget swells to $2,938.97 a year
The Dalton Police Department purchases its first police car, a Ford V-8 patrol unit. The department spends $470 on the vehicle, with two mules as a trade-in. Before this purchase, the department used taxi cabs to transport prisoners to the jail. Uniforms cost $29.95 each.
DPD staffed with 22 mens and two police cars. Department uniforms were wool with jackets, brass badges, and dress-style shoes. Pay was $105 for officers, $140 for the Chief of Police
After being an appointed position for several years, Chief of Police again becomes an elected position in 1951. In 1953, women join the Dalton Police Department is radio operators and office workers. One woman also serves in parking enforcement.
Women began serving as patrol officers in the 1970’s. In 1972, the DPD starts a community relations program to update the communication system and also purchases a new vehicle with a public address system.
DPD moves into the new Police Services Center at 301 Jones Street.
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