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Marvin Mailey appointed Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner

Delaware Dept. of Correction

Delaware’s Department of Correction has a new deputy commissioner.

Former Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey was appointed to the top spot on Monday by DOC Commissioner Monroe Hudson.

Mailey is now the second-in-command at the department and is responsible for supervising the department’s four bureaus and setting direction through policy development, strategic planning and decision making. 

Since October 2019, Mailey has been the Chief of Community Corrections, where he led a bureau that oversees probation and parole, pretrial services, the community work release program, electronic monitoring and other supervision programs. 

He also worked with the bureau to redesign the substance use disorder treatment programs across all levels of community supervision and opened the first-ever statewide Level IV substance abuse treatment facility. And as chief, he also played an active role in implementing innovative crime reduction initiatives, including the Group Violence Intervention Project in the City of Wilmington.

Mailey served as chief of police for the City of Dover from May 2017 until July 2019.

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