Officer C.E. Dorton was born and raised in Texas. Dorton graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Criminal Justice. In 2008, Dorton graduated from HPD Academy Class 198 and started his career working nights at Northeast Patrol. After approximately four years on patrol and a rotation with Homicide Division, Dorton transferred to the Northeast Division’s Gang Unit. After working on the gang unit, Dorton moved to the Northeast Division’s Tactical Unit where he is currently assigned. Dorton is a certified TCOLE instructor and has instructed courses involving complex gang and career criminal investigations. Dorton is a member of the Texas Gang Investigator’s Association, National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association. When not working, Dorton enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.