Deputy Chief Parry began his career with the Coral Springs Police Department in 1987. He served as a Patrol Officer until 1989, at which time he was transferred to Vice Intelligence and Narcotics Unit. During his tenure with the VIN Unit from 1997 until 2006, he was assigned to the Fort Lauderdale District Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Task Force Officer. In late 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he supervised Patrol as well as the Vice Intelligence and Narcotics Unit. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2010 where he supervised Patrol (Shift, Platoon One Bravo). Then in May of 2010 he was promoted to Captain of the Patrol Component. He was "Officer of the Year" in 2002 and "Supervisor of the Year" in 2007, received an Exceptional Police Initiative Commendation in 1999, a Unit Citation in 1999, a Team Citation Award in 2009 and has received numerous letters of commendation from both public and other law enforcement agencies throughout his career.
Deputy Chief Clyde Parry graduated from Columbia Southern University holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.