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Donald Fleming is a veteran law enforcement officer with more than thirty six years of extensive law enforcement experience. A native of New York City, he began his law enforcement career in 1973 when he was appointed to the Little Ferry, New Jersey Police Department. In 1985 he was promoted to the rank of Detective Captain of the Investigation Division; and served as Little Ferry Police Chief for 14 years after being promoted to Chief of Police in 1987.
A graduate of William Paterson University with a Master's Degree in Urban Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, Sheriff Fleming's knowledge of the criminal justice field is immense. He has attended numerous professional and technical development seminars conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service, state and county law enforcement agencies. He has also served as Adjunct Faculty at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Criminal Justice/ Sociology, and as guest speaker at professional seminars regarding a variety of law enforcement topics.
Sheriff Fleming is listed in several Who's Who and is a member of a number of professional organizations to include the International Association of Chief's of Police, New Jersey Police Honor Legion, New Jersey Police Crime Prevention Association, New Jersey State Chief's of Police, the Bergen County Chief's Association, The Federal Foundation of New York and past president and gold card recipient PBA Local 102.
Sheriff Fleming is a Vietnam Veteran and a life member of VFW Post 8696, Knights of Columbus fourth degree assembly 2810 and Council 10514, Italian American Club, Palm Coast Elks; Lodge 2709 (Elks citizen of the year 2009), the Portuguese American Club, the Marine Corp Auxiliary and current member of the Florida Sheriff's Association and National Sheriff's Association. He is an advisory board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Volusia-Flagler, Crime Stoppers of Volusia-Flagler, RSVP Flagler County and Executive Board member of HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Task Force, Jacksonville Region and also a Member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Sheriffs Association.