Sergeant Jennifer Fulford has been employed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office since 2001. She was assigned as a patrol deputy in the Uniform Patrol Division until
May 5, 2004, when she was involved in a shooting in the line of duty. Upon her return to work eleven weeks later, she was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, Child Abuse Unit. In September of 2006, she was promoted to Corporal and assigned back to the Uniform Patrol Division. In February 2008, Corporal Fulford was reassigned to the Accreditation Section. In May 2010, she was promoted to Sergeant and returned to Uniform Patrol. In August 2012, she became the Sergeant over the Law Enforcement Driver Operations training facility.
Sergeant Fulford is an FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) certified Law Enforcement Academy Instructor, certified Law Enforcement Driving Instructor, Adjunct Instructor for Valencia College, DEA Academy Instructor, FLETC Instructor and guest speaker for law enforcement trainings across the country.
She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling, from the University of Central Florida.
Notable Awards / Special Recognition Includes: National Deputy Sheriff of the Year, National Sheriff’s Association; National Public Safety Medal of Valor, Issued by President George W. Bush; Officer of the Year, International Association of Chiefs of Police and Parade Magazine.