03/23/2011

Incoming Va. chief aims to beef up training

Lt. Col. Douglas A. Middleton is a 38-year veteran of Henrico Police who has served as second in command since 1998

By Bill Mckelway
Richmond Times Dispatch

Armed with fresh statistics showing that Henrico County's crime rate is dropping relative to population increases, the county's new police chief-designate on Friday outlined a broad agenda that will focus on community policing, crisis response and minority recruiting.

Lt. Col. Douglas A. Middleton, a 38-year veteran of Henrico Police who was second in command since 1998, said he is prepared and eager to assume leadership of the 800-person department April 8.

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