Denton Carlson

Denton Carlson, MS

Captain, San Ramon Police Department

Denton Carlson, MS

Denton Carlson began his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff. In 2007, Denton joined the newly formed San Ramon Police Department. Denton has previously served as a Detective, Academy Recruit Training Officer, Public Information Officer, Professional Standards and Training Supervisor, Social Media Outreach Coordinator, and Operations Division Commander. In addition, he has well over a decade of SWAT experience as an operator, sniper, sniper team leader, and ultimately the Commander of a multi-agency regional SWAT Team. Currently, Denton is the Commander of the San Ramon Police Department’s Support Services Bureau and the Director of the City of San Ramon’s Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Denton holds a Master’s degree in Emergency Services Administration from California State University, Long Beach, and is a graduate of the California POST Command College, where he was awarded the Dorothy Harris Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence. He also sits as an Advisory Council Member with California State University, East Bay, for their Executive Certificate Program on Transformative Leadership in Disruptive Times.

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