Former River & Bay police chief named county public safety director


188170_327180824858_1612730035_nNew Castle County Executive Tom  Gordon appointed  Joseph Bryant, Jr. as the Director of Public Safety.

Bryant, who will retire as Police Administrator for the Delaware River and Bay Authority on January 11, will begin his duties as the County’s Director of Public Safety on January 14, 2013. He has also served with the New Castle County Police Department.

According to Gordon, Colonel Bryant has the necessary qualities to be an effective Director of Public Safety.   “Joe has a unique combination of law enforcement experience, operational skills, and leadership abilities that will prove invaluable,” Gordon said.  “He has a tremendous record of accomplishments and we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber join our team to serve the residents of New Castle County. ”

Bryant has more than 36 years of   law enforcement experience, including more than 27 years of police supervisory and management roles with two major law enforcement agencies.

In 1976,  Bryant began his law enforcement career as a police officer in the New Castle County Police Department.  During the next 23 years, Mr. Bryant rose through the ranks of the New Castle County Police Department.  Prior to retiring from the New Castle County Police Department in 2000 and becoming the River and Bay chief,  Bryant was promoted from Captain to Major, responsible for the Operational Section of the Department..






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