About Mr. Dalton

It has been my pleasure to teach Criminal Justice at Bridging Communities since the school opened in 2012. The Criminal Justice field has been my lifelong interest. I am the son and brother of law enforcement officers, and I even had my own opportunity to live my dream! Personally I hope to have a positive impact on the next generation of criminal justice professionals.

Aside form teaching at Bridging Communities, I enjoy spending time with my family. In June 2006 I was lucky enough to marry my wife, Melissa. Melissa and I have made our home in Lakeside Virginia. In December 2011, Melissa and I welcomed our firstborn child, Keagan. His name means "of the fiery one," and boy does he keep us on our toes! Our second son, Caffrey, was born in May 2015. He looks like a calm child, but don't let him con you!

We also have two hound dogs that add to the excitement, John and Rudy.

Educational Background:
  • M.S. Criminal Justice Concentration in Law Enforcement and Crime Prevention
    • University of Cincinnati, April 2013
  • B.S. Criminal Justice Concentration in Forensic Crime Scene Investigation
    • Virginia Commonwealth University, December 2005
Specialized Training:
  • Law Enforcement Basic Academy 16-02 - Top Academic Achievement
    • Hanover Criminal Justice Academy
  • Law Enforcement Basic Academy #89 - Top Academic Honors
    • Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
Certifications: 
  • National Certified Investigator & Inspector
    • Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation, June 2011
Professional Experience:
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Child Labor Compliance Officer
  • Intelligence Technician
  • Security Officer