Marvin Mailey is deputy chief no more. The nearly 24 year veteran of the Dover PD will be the new chief.
A committee formed by Dover City Council selected Mailey after accepting 34 applications from around the country. After interviewing six applicants, the committee selected Mailey to replace former Chief Paul Bernat who announced his retirement in December.
“I am pleased that we have come to the end of the process that we followed in good faith,” said Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen. “Deputy Chief Marvin Mailey will make an outstanding chief and continue to lead Dover in the right direction.”
Mailey came to Delaware from New York in 1989. He started work in Delaware as a correctional officer and joined the Dover PD almost 24 years ago. “I know we have a lot of work to do, but I am ready to take on this challenge,” Mailey said. “I am honored that Mayor Robin Christiansen, the Dover City Council and the hiring committee have faith in me.”
Maiely will be Dover’s 14th police chief.