After serving four years in the United States Navy, Commander Jason Clawson joined the Pasadena Police Department in 1991. Commander Clawson has been assigned to numerous sections of the department including Patrol, Vice/Narcotics, Detectives and the Special Enforcement Section. Commander Clawson was awarded the Chief's Special Award for Excellence in 2005 for the investigation into the complex murder investigation of a local business owner which occurred in 2000.
In 2012, Jason was appointed to the Central American Law Enforcement Exchange program, and traveled to El Salvador, in a joint FBI and State Department initiative which brings U.S. and Central American agencies together to fight against the growing transnational gang problem.
Jason was promoted to the rank of Commander in May 2019 and currently leads the Criminal Investigations Division. He is the Project Director of a multi-million dollar grant, helping previously incarcerated community members transition back into society under Proposition 47 and is an executive member of the Community Resources Against Sub-standard Housing Team.
Jason holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership and is a life-time member of the California Narcotics Officers Association.