Douglas A. Middleton
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 90775
Colonel Douglas (Doug) A. Middleton began his career with Henrico County in 1972 when he was sworn in as a Henrico Police Officer. Prior to joining Henrico County Police Division, he was enlisted in the United States Army and served in the Viet Nam war where he earned two Bronze Stars, the Air Medal with V device for Heroism in Aerial flight, fourteen awards of the Air Medal for combat missions, and permanent award of Army Crewmember Flight Wings.
He was promoted through the ranks eventually becoming Chief of Police in 2011, and most recently appointed to serve as Henrico County’s Deputy County Manager for Public Safety on January 23, 2016. In this role, Col. Middleton works with and coordinates the tasks of the Police Division, Fire Division, and oversees the acquisition and eventual contractual deployment of a new Public Safety Radio System.
Col. Middleton’s education achievements include an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management. He has completed the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond, Senior Management Institute for Police at Harvard University, the FBI’s National Executives Institute (NEI), the Law Enforcement Executive Development School at the FBI Academy, and Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR).
In addition to his responsibilities as Deputy County Manager, Col. Middleton serves as a Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Chairman of the FBI Use of Force Task Force, and the FBI’s CJIS Working Group, Uniform Crime Reporting Sub-Committee and the FBI Advisory Policy Board.