In addition to top ranking officers from other departments, a dozen of Clermont's officers were on hand for the ceremony.
In a letter to Police Chief Charles Broadway, Walters wrote, "During my 26 years with the Altamonte Springs Police Department, I have achieved a level of experience, education, training, and accomplishments that exceed the qualifications you are looking for."
"As a leader for the past thirteen years, I am ready and prepared to assume the position of Deputy Chief for the City of Clermont. I have experience managing all areas of city government with a specialization in law enforcement."
Walters is credited with having extensive knowledge in supervising employees, maintaining standards, emergency management, budget preparation and submission, community affairs, strategic planning, internal affairs, and legal affairs.
Walters has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administrative Affairs, DePaul University, 2008. She was also a graduate of the FBI National Academy - 226th Session, at Quantico, Virginia in 2006.
She also graduated from the Chief's Executive Seminar, Class 44, of the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute in 2010 and the Southern Police Institute, 36th class, Command Officer Development Course in 2003.
She left Altamonte where she rose to the rank of commander to take the Clermont position.
On hand for the swearing in were her husband, Kenny, and two daughters, Allison and Shelby.