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Clearwater Police Department promotes several veteran officers

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Several veteran police officers gain new duties

The Clearwater Police Department promoted several officers during a ceremony Thursday. Lt. Daniel Slaughter, a 19-year veteran, was promoted to the rank of major. "Dan will make an excellent addition to the Clearwater Police Department command staff. He has had an exceptional career and his experience and leadership qualities are a great asset to our department," said Clearwater Police Chief Anthony Holloway. He also promoted Sgts. Richard Crean and William Valveri to lieutenants and Corporals Robert Furman, Rodney Johnson and Tom Rodgers to sergeants. Crean has been with the department 20 years and Valveri 26 years. Furman joined the department in 1998, Johnson and Rodgers in 2000.


For good manners, take dog to class

Doggie manners classes start next month at the Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road. The six-week class will show owners how to teach their pets basic commands and how to walk them on a leash. The class, taught by a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, will also address common canine problems like house training, jumping up and chewing. New sessions begin Monday at 6:45 p.m. and June 21 at 7 p.m. Cost is $68 for Dunedin residents and $102 for non-residents. Dogs must be age 16 weeks or older and current vaccinations are required. Pet owners seeking more advanced training can also sign up for the six-week Canine Good Citizens Class, which includes the final test that demonstrates your dog is well-mannered in a variety of situations. Those sessions begin at 8 p.m. Monday. Call (727) 812-4530 or visit for information.

Adult art classes offered day, night

The Dunedin Fine Art Center's Gladys Douglas School of the Arts is registering adults for summer classes. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available as well as one-day to week-long workshops in a variety of media. DFAC members will get discounted tuition. Summer I session is Monday through July 15. Summer II is July 16 through Aug. 26. For class information or to register, visit, call (727) 298-3322 or visit the center at 1143 Michigan Blvd.

Art center's youth summer camp set

Registration is open for youth summer camps at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. Camps, which run June 11 through Aug. 17, cater to youth ages 4½ to 14. Scholarships, after care and lunch are available. For details on camp categories and times, call (727) 298-3322, go to, or visit the center at 1143 Michigan Blvd.

Clearwater Police Department promotes several veteran officers 05/31/12 [Last modified: Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:07pm]
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