Ofc. Peter C. Fleming was presented with a plaque of service, as Board Chairwoman Colleen Eckman read from the citation honoring his service. According to his biography, which was read at the presentation, Fleming was a 1997 graduate of Bensalem High School, after which he attended the University of Pittsburgh before joining the field of law enforcement.
“Peter entered law enforcement with the Philadelphia Police Department in May of 2006,” said Eckman. “He is a graduate of the Philadelphia Police Academy, and served with the 14th police district in Northwest Philadelphia.”
During his time with the PPD, Fleming earned tenure, along with three department commendations. On June 29, 2009, he was sworn into the LPPD as an officer, assigned to the patrol division.
Certified in both first aid and as a CPR instructor, Fleming has also obtained a commendation of merit and one distinguished unit citation in his time in Lower Providence. Additionally, he was the recipient, according to LPPD Chief Francis “Bud” Carroll, of “numerous letters of appreciation.”
Fleming recently took the role over as the president for the Lower Providence Police Officers’ Association. He’d formerly served as a volunteer fireman in Trevose. He is also a certified EMT in the state of Pennsylvania.
“In recognition and appreciation of your five years, the board of supervisors is pleased to make this presentation to Peter C. Fleming,” said Eckman at the start of the meeting Thursday night.
“It is a pleasure to recognize Pete this evening,” he said. “In the short time that he has been here, Pete has obviously demonstrated his skills and been a mentor to the new officers.”
As many of the department’s officer were hired newly after Fleming, Carroll said that he was able to “gain seniority pretty quickly.”
“Pete always has a calm demeanor, and is cool under pressure,” said Carroll. “He has a great future here, and I look forward to him serving the Lower Providence Township community here for several years.”
Fleming was grateful for the recognition, and said he enjoyed serving Lower Providence.
“It is a different world than where I started my police career,” said Fleming. “I do want to thank the residents of the township. It has been a pleasure working here. I have great co-workers, great administrative staff, and it is a great opportunity being here. I love my job.”
Fleming also recognized that his job would not be possible without the love and support of his wife.
“I’d like to say thank you to my beautiful wife, who, as most police officers know, make it possible to show up for work and do what you need to do, because they are the ones running the rest of your life and make sure the kids are taken care of at home,” said Fleming. “Thank you very much, Chris. I love you dearly.”
Following the kind words and bio, Fleming was presented with a certificate of his service. The meeting was well attended by fellow members of the department, who congratulated their fellow officer.