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Town of Dagsboro hires new police chief

Lt. Steven Flood (Submitted Photo)

The town of Dagsboro is getting a new police chief.


Seaford Police Lieutenant Steven Flood takes over as Dagsboro police chief on Monday, Aug. 5.

Flood comes from Seaford where he’s served on the police force for 20 years.


“[I'm] coming from the biggest municipal police department in Sussex County, going to a smaller police department, but yet it’s very busy and active over there," said Flood. "So I’m excited to bring some of my skills and knowledge and expertise over there.”


Flood says he expects a smooth transition as he moves to Dagsboro.


“Really, not much is going to change. It’s going to be business as usual," Flood said. "We’re going to move forward day-to-day operations - for a small department they have quite a bit of drug complaints, DUI’s and stuff like that. So we’re going to focus on that and enforcement and education and try to provide quality service.” 

Flood replaces Chief Floyd Toomey, who is leaving to take a position in the Indian River School District as a school safety/constable.

Chief Toomey’s official last day on the job in Dagsboro will be Friday, August 23, 2019.

According to the Town of Dagsboro, Flood was one of 10 qualified applicants; he also was one of only five candidates interviewed for the chief’s position.


The Dagsboro Council voted to select Flood earlier this week.


Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.