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Mayor Purzycki, Chief Tracy Honor Members of the Wilmington Police Department at Promotional Ceremony

Post Date:12/16/2019 12:00 PM

Friends, family gathered at the Chase Building on Friday, December 13 to congratulate a new captain, three new lieutenants and six new sergeants

Mayor Mike Purzycki and Police Chief Robert J. Tracy honored ten Wilmington Police Department members who were promoted Friday at a ceremony hosted by the Chief at the Chase Building, located at 201 North Walnut Street. Friends and family joined the honorees on the 8th floor of the Chase Building to celebrate the members’ accomplishments.
“I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations to all of those who have been promoted,” said Mayor Purzycki, “and I would like to congratulate the families as well. You’re all moving up through the ranks of the department that we fully expect to be recognized as one of the very finest in the entire nation.”

“You should know that this police department has changed the way people feel about our city over these past three years since Chief Tracy has arrived,” the Mayor continued. “With each passing day, the public feels more and more secure; they sense that our methods are changing; that our culture is changing; that we exhibit competence and professionalism; and how they perceive you is how they will feel about their government and their city. Remember that while our city is defined by your strength, it is also defined by your calm, your kindness, and your empathy as well.”

Promoted to Captain was: 

  • Matthew Hall 

Promoted to Lieutenant were: 

  • Paul Ciber
  • Randall Nowell
  • William Schmid 

Promoted to Sergeant were: 

  • Steven Barnes
  • Andrew Conine
  • Robert Fox
  • Brian McCanney
  • Kimberly Pfaff
  • Robert Steele

WPD Promotion Ceremony 2019 - 2

Chief Tracy addresses the promotional ceremony on December 13.

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