Sunday, June 15, 2008
Consolidated Police Dept - 1954
Effective June 1, 1954 there will be one police department for all of Delmar. The consolidation was approved at a joint meeting of the Mayor and Council of Delmar, Delaware and the Commissioners of Delmar, Maryland, Monday evening.
The consolidation is the result of a series of Meetings between the two governing bodies which have been going on for the past year. The agreement specifies that the Maryland Commissioners buy a half interest in the car now being used by the Delaware policeman now on duty for Delmar, Delaware.
The new police department will be a joint operation each sharing equally in the expense, and will be headed by the Mayor of Delmar, Delaware and the president of the Maryland Town Commissioners.
It will be the duty of these men to set the schedule of hours for each policeman, hear public complaints, and to designate one of the officers as Chief of police.
Consolidation of the police department comes after several years of successful operation of sewer and water departments jointly.
Norman Tilghman, the present officer of Delmar, Delaware will be an officer for the new department.
Frank Richardson will be hired as an officer for the department. He is approximately 30 years old, married and the father of two children. His experience includes the Salisbury police department and is now a member of the Seaford police department. At present he lives in Salisbury but is expected to make his home here soon.