Christopher Denton is a Police Officer with the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. where he is currently assigned to the Narcotics and Special Investigations Division, Violence Reduction Unit.
Within Special Investigations, Officer Denton has been assigned to the Gun Recovery Unit as well as the Violence Reduction Unit. Officer Denton is a student of Group Violence Intervention strategies throughout the nation and has established a working relationship with project managers and researchers with the National Network of Safe Communities at John Jay in New York City. This informal relationship has granted Officer Denton an important perspective on GVI messaging and group intervention, specifically with Project Longevity in New Haven, Connecticut. Officer Denton has taken lessons learned from other focused deterrence strategies to help form the mission of the Violence Reduction Unit. Currently, Officer Denton is working on cooperation with other city services and agencies to address gun violence in a collaborative approach.
Officer Denton earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History from the University of Florida and served in the United States Coast Guard as a Maritime Enforcement Specialist prior to joining the Metropolitan Police Department in September 2011. From 2014 to 2017, Officer Denton served as a Special Agent with the Diplomatic Security Service at the Washington Field Office.