Daniel Slaughter has been part of the Clearwater Police Department since October 1992. He is a graduate of Largo High School and the University of South Florida, and his most recent position in the department was major in charge of patrol operations. JIM DAMASKE | Times photo

Dan Slaughter chosen as Clearwater's new police chief

CLEARWATER — Last time Clearwater chose a new police chief, City Manager Bill Horne launched a national search, sifted through more than 100 applications and conducted about a dozen interviews in a span of roughly five months. This time around, Horne found the new chief among the Police Department's command staff w …