Investigative Services


Lieutenant Denton Autry

Lieutenant Denton Autry began his law enforcement career in 1995 with a local Solano County Police Department.  In 2004 he was hired by the Solano County Sherriff’s Office.  Throughout his career, he has worked numerous assignments which include Patrol, Bailiff, Field Training Officer, Motor Officer, Investigations, SWAT, and HNT.  While working in investigations, Denton has completed extensive course work in the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) and has obtained certificates in both specialized areas of Homicide Investigation and Domestic Violence Investigation. 

Denton was promoted to Sergeant in December of 2006 by Sheriff Gary R. Stanton.  As a sergeant, he has supervised patrol teams, COPPS deputies, bailiffs and detectives.  Denton has been the team leader for the Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) since 2008 and recently attended and completed the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership program, class 318. 

In December of 2012, Denton was promoted to Lieutenant by Sheriff Thomas A. Ferrara.  He is currently assigned to Investigative Services and manages Investigations, Cal-MMET, and the Sheriff’s Enforcement Tem (SET).  In addition to the fulltime bureaus, Denton also manages the In-Car-Video Program, HNT, and Technical Deputy Team.  Denton has a four-year degree in Information Systems / Management from University of Phoenix and a two-year degree in Criminal Justice from Solano Community College.  He holds numerous professional certificates from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards in Training.