Mr. Douglas A. Middleton
Douglas Middleton was appointed as Deputy County Manager for Public Safety January 23, 2016. Prior to this appointment he was chief of police for Henrico Co. (VA) Division of Police. He was with the Henrico County Police Division since 1972, and held many ranks in progression to the role of chief executive officer. Prior to his employment as a police officer, he served in the United States Army as a helicopter crew member and radio operator. For his service in Viet Nam, he received the permanent award of Flight Wings, two Bronze Stars, fourteen awards of Air Medal of Combat Missions, and the Air Medal with V Device for Heroism in Aerial Flight. Chief Middleton has an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management. He is a graduate of several executive leadership and management programs to include the Southern Police Institute and the FBI National Executive Institute. He has also received numerous board appointments including two by the Governor of Virginia. In 2011, the governor appointed him to serve as a member of the 911 Services Board, and in 2013 he was appointed to serve on the Campus and School Public Safety Workgroup. Chief Middleton’s memberships include the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, and the FBI National Executives Institute Associates. Chief Middleton has served as an assessor and team leader for CALEA. The Henrico County Police Division has been law enforcement accredited since April 1987.