New Jersey Commissioners

Douglas L. VanSant
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Term Expires: July 1, 2013

Douglas VanSant

Professional Experience:
Manager, NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Agency (2002-present)
Account Executive Business Records Corp. (1988-2002)
Owner and Operator of Van Sant’s Town Tavern (1986-1988)
Superintendent of the Cumberland County Juvenile Detention Center and Director of County Security (1975-1986)
NJ State Police-General Duty Trooper, Troop A; promoted to Detective Criminal Investigation Section ID in 1971 (1966-1975)
Served in the United Stated Army, Fort Dix, NJ; Fort Gordon Ga; Ingrandes, France; US Army Flight Training(Rotory Wing) Fort Ruckter Alabama (1964-1966)

Education:
Bridgeton High School Class of 1962
Norwich University, Northfield Vermont 1 yr., History Major
United States Army Leadership Training School, Fort Gordon Ga.
United States Army Military Police Corps, Fort Gordon Ga.
New Jersey State Police Academy; member of 72nd Class (1966)
Rutgers University, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Seminar

Civic & Professional Affiliations:
Member, National Juvenile Detention Association
Member, American Correctional Association
Past member, Cumberland County Criminal Justice Advisory Board
Past Chairman, Cumberland County Juvenile Justice Committee
Past Member of the Cumberland County College Law Enforcement Advisory Board
Past Executive Board Member, New Jersey Juvenile Detention Association
Past Member, South Jersey Hospital Annual Ball Committee

Public Service:
Twice elected to Bridgeton City Council (1998 and 2002); served as Council President three years.

Personal:
Married to Theresa Gliessner VanSant; four children Nicole, Racquel, Douglas, Jr. and Tyler.
Member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Salem, N.J. Served as Vestry Member, Jr. Warden, and Senior Warden

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