Mark Farrall, Newark's new police chief.

Lifelong Newark resident to be its next police chief

Ken Mammarella Government, Headlines

A lifelong Newark resident who has served on the Newark Police Department for 28 years will be its next leader. Mark Farrall, now the acting chief, will become chief of police on Feb. 1. He replaces Paul Tiernan, retiring after 15 years. “I am humbled by the opportunity,” Farrall said in a statement. “I am extremely proud of the men …

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Wilmington police chief to step down

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington is in need of a new top cop. Police Chief Robert Tracy has been selected as a finalist to become police commissioner in St. Louis, Missouri, he announced Monday night. Whether or not he gets the job, Tracy will leave the Wilmington Police Department, the mayor’s office confirmed Tuesday. It’s not clear when Tracy plans to …

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Police officers, New Castle County settle sexual harassment suit

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

New Castle County has settled a lawsuit with six current and former county police officers/NCCPD New Castle County has settled a federal lawsuit brought by six current and former female county police officers against the department’s former second-highest ranking officer.  The plaintiffs include Capt. Laura O’Sullivan, Capt. Patricia Davies, Senior Cpl.  Jessica Neipris, Ret. Master Cpl.  Lynda Scelsi, Ret. Master …

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Wilmington residents sign petition in support of police chief

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

Chief Robert Tracy/Wilmington Police Department A petition expressing support for the Wilmington Police Department has gathered more than 600 signatures after the Wilmington City Council on Thursday passed a “vote of no confidence” in Chief Robert Tracy. The vote happened after a nearly three-hour-long Public Safety Committee meeting Tuesday during which Tracy and others defended the department’s practices amidst claims …