Officer Christian 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. Dorton was with the tactical unit approximately seven years, with a rotation in the Narcotics Division. Dorton is currently on full time release to the Houston Police Officers’ Union.
Dorton is a certified TCOLE instructor who has instructed courses involving complex gang, robbery, bank jugging and career criminal investigations. Dorton is a member of the Texas Gang Investigators’ Association, National Technical Investigators’ Association, Panasonic’s Law Enforcement Advisory Council and a Lifetime Member of The 100 Club.
When not working, Dorton enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and fishing.