UPDATED 2/18/2019 – WGMD has learned Chief Robert Kracyla has accepted the position of Police Chief for Middletown, Delaware’s Police Department. The Mayor of the New Castle County town announced the news just days after Kracyla announced his departure from Seaford, citing an opportunity to be closer to family. As we previously reported, Kracyla’s last day with the Seaford PD is Friday, March 1st. His first day with the Middletown PD is Monday, March 4th.
The Seaford Police Department will be looking for a new chief after the current chief, Robert Kracyla, announced his resignation to city leaders on Monday.
The city says Chief Kracyla is leaving to accept a new career opportunity that will allow him to be closer to family. His last day is Friday, March 1st. In a glowing statement concerning the outgoing chief’s tenure at the department, officials say that over that period the Seaford Police has undergone many changes as officer visibility has risen significantly which they credit with decreased crime numbers.
There’s no word on who will serve as interim Police Chief. WGMD told you on Monday about the promotion of a 22 year veteran of the force, Sergeant Michael Rapa to the position of Deputy Police Chief. In that announcement, Chief Kracyla congratulated Rapa and said he brings “quality and professionalism” to the Department and the community.