The men and women of the Azusa Police Department are vigilant in their pursuit of criminals and protection of the residents, business owners, and visitors of our great city.
The Azusa Police Department provides a wide array of services tailored to the needs of the dynamics of the population and infrastructure which make up the community.
The members of this department believe in communication with all members of our community, to foster strong relationships.
The Azusa Police Department prides itself on the level of professional service provided to everyone we meet on a daily basis.
Regardless of the time of day, the Azusa Police Department stands watch over the people who live, work, and play in our community.
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Captain Sam Fleming


Captain Sam Fleming began his career with the Azusa Police Department in February of 1983,  as a police cadet. Rising through the ranks, Captain Fleming now serves as the department's Administrative Division Commander.

In this capacity, Captain Fleming oversees the following units and personnel:

  • Administrative Services
  • Dispatch
  • Records
  • Evidence
  • Fleet/Building maintenance
  • Jail operations
  • Contract services
  • Fiscal budgets

Dedicated Service

Over his career, Captain Fleming has held the following positions in the department:

  • Field Training Officer
  • SWAT Team Member
  • SWAT Team Leader
  • Narcotics Detective Supervisor
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Jail Manager
  • Training Sergeant
  • Patrol Sergeant
  • Patrol Lieutenant

Recipient of The Meritorious Service Medal

In 2016, Captain Fleming was awarded the department’s second highest honor; the Meritorious Service Medal. This prestigious award for Captain Fleming's role in assisting the federal government with the investigation of a major drug cartel. The case led to several indictments, the seizure of over one ton of narcotics, and several weapons.

Local Ties

Captain Fleming was raised in the San Gabriel Valley, moving to Azusa when he was 12 years old. As a long-term member of the community, Captain Fleming has both witnessed and participated in the revitalization of this great city to what it is today.

Striving for excellence, Captain Fleming earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Union Institute & the University of Cincinnati in Criminal Justice Management and Organizational Leadership.

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"Professional Service To A Proud Community"