Dover Police Chief Retiring

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Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen announced this morning that the city’s Police Chief Marvin Mailey will be retiring.

“Today it is with a great deal of sadness that I acknowledge on behalf of myself and the citizens of Dover, Delaware, the retirement of Police Chief Marvin Mailey.” said Mayor Christiansen. He noted Mailey’s accomplishments, saying it was his leadership that made the city safer.

Chief Mailey thanked the Mayor, the City Council, the citizens of Dover as well as his wife, family and friends for support over the years. On why he’s leaving, Chief Mailey said it is time for change, after serving in law enforcement in some capacity for over thirty years.

In the press conference streamed live on the Mayor’s Facebook page, it was announced that Deputy Police Chief Tim Stump will assume the responsibilities of acting Police Chief effective on May 17. A search for a permanent chief is already underway.