Dover’s Police Chief Paul Bernat is stepping down next year after two and a half years in office.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that he will retire as of January 17th.
Before then Mayor Robin Christiansen plans to appoint an interim replacement by January 10th.
The Mayor told the News Journal that the town was going to miss Chief Bernatbnoting that there have been significant accomplishments.
He successfully added 10 more officers bringing the total number to 103.
He also reinstituted the department’s cadet program.
Security for businesses on Loockerman Street and at the Dover Library has been provided by the nine cadets.