The City of Seaford has appointed Marshall D. Craft, Jr., a 30 year law enforcement veteran to the position of Chief of the City of Seaford Police Department and 9-1-1 Center.
Craft was approved by a vote of the Mayor and City Council. He will oversee the Department’s 26 sworn officers, 9 dispatchers and 2 administrative personnel.
The soon to be Chief began his career in 1989 with Delaware State Police, serving as a Patrol Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Deputy Director before being appointed Captain in 2017. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Craft served four years active duty in the U.S. navy and was honorably discharged.
Mayor David Crenshaw said “I am very excited to have Marshall Craft as our next Chief.” He continued “I am confident in Chief Craft’s ability to deliver. We are looking forward to him being on our team.”
Craft has resided in Seaford for 24 years. On his appointment Craft said he’s honored and excited and that his “goal as Chief will be to focus on mutual respect by continuing to build trust-based relationships with our community, local businesses, and counterparts in law enforcement.” Craft will be sworn in on Monday, May 6th at the Council Chambers of Seaford City Hall.
The City’s last Police Chief Robert Kracyla departed the department in March and was later appointed Chief of Police in Middletown.