Senior Police Officer Christian Dorton was born and raised in Central Texas. Dorton graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Criminal Justice and in 2008 graduated from HPD Academy Class 198.
Dorton started his police career working night shift at Northeast Patrol. After approximately three years on patrol and a rotation with Homicide Division, Dorton transferred to the Northeast Division’s Gang Unit. Dorton then moved to the Northeast Division’s Tactical Unit where he spent approximately seven years, with a rotation in Narcotics Division. In the fall of 2019, Dorton moved to a full time assignment within HPOU.
Dorton is a certified TCOLE instructor and has instructed courses involving complex criminal investigations, throughout the State of Texas, and currently instructs in Harris County Grand Jury Orientations. Dorton has been an HPOU Director since 2017, where he serves on the Building, Finance, Legal, State/National FOP, Family Assistance, and Political Action Committees. Additionally, Dorton is one of the members of HPOU’s Social Media Team. In 2018 and 2019, Dorton represented HPD in Washington DC during Police Week. Dorton has received numerous commendations and awards throughout his twelve-year career; to include Tactical Officer of the Year, and 100 Club Officer of the Year. In 2020, Officer Dorton was appointed to be on the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement as a member of the “Data and Reporting” working group.
Additionally, Dorton is a member of the Texas Gang Investigator’s Association, the National Rifle Association, Ducks Unlimited and the Coastal Conservation Association. When not working, Dorton enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.