Familiar face will serve as New Castle County interim police chief

Vaughn Bond is the first African American chosen to lead New Castle County Police. (photo courtesy NCCo PD)

Vaughn Bond is the first African American chosen to lead New Castle County Police. (photo courtesy NCCo PD)

New Castle County Executive-elect Matt Meyer announced some changes that will take effect at the start of the New Year.

As of January 3, 2017 New Castle County Police Lieutenant Colonel Vaughn M. Bond, Jr. will serve as the interim Chief of Police. That’s when Meyer will take office in his new position as well. Lt. Colonel Bond will succeed current Chief of Police Elmer Setting, who’s retiring from the force next month.

“I look forward to working with interim Chief Bond and his command staff to build on the New Castle County Police Department’s effective and innovative work to protect the community as we work together to make our county government responsive and transparent,” Meyer said.

Lt. Bond joined the New Castle County Police Department in 1991, working his way up the ladder serving in a number of roles including management for more than 13 years. In July, Bond became second in command on the force after being promoted to Deputy Chief of Police. Bond, a Delaware State University graduate was even named as 1997 Crime Stoppers Detective of the Year, and received the 2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award by the Psi Iota Chapter of Omega Phi Psi Fraternity.

“Lt. Col. Bond is an experienced and able leader who has earned the community’s trust and the respect of his fellow officers,” Meyer said.

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