Delaware Public Media

Six candidates remain to fill Dover's police chief vacancy

Dec 4, 2019

The City of Dover is moving closer to naming its next new police chief.


Dover's Police Chief five-member Selection Committee began interviewing six finalists this week.

The search for a new chief began in September after Chief Marvin Mailey retired earlier this year.

Deputy Tim Stump is serving as interim chief while the selection committee works toward filling the position.

Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen is chair of the committee.

He says 22 very qualified candidates initially applied; the Committee narrowed that down to eight last month and now the top six are sitting for interviews.


Mayor Christiansen notes the final six candidates includes both out-of-state and in-house candidates, but he would not elaborate.

He adds the city is looking for a new chief that will continue community policing and continue to work to build trust between the community and police.

Christiansen adds the goal remains to have a new chief in place by the middle of this month.