Marvin Mailey

Dover Police Department

Then there were six.

That’s how many remaining candidates in the running to become the next police chief of Dover.

The selection committee met with two men and one woman in closed door sessions for more than three hours.

WBOC reports that there are three additional interviews scheduled before making its recommendation as to who will succeed former police Chief Marvin Mailey.

The television station reports that it has learned former U.S. Marshall and Lieutenant in the department Tim Mullaney is one of those candidates.

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Eight names are now being considered for Dover Police Chief.

That comes from a list of 22 qualified candidates.

WBOC reports that Mayor Robin Christiansen says interviews will be offered to the remaining eight with a final candidate expected to be confirmed in December.

He says if a vote cannot be taken at the first council meeting then a special session will be held to make the appointment by the end of that month.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A police captain in Delaware has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he wasn't promoted to police chief because he's white.

WBOC-TV reports Dover police Capt. David Spicer filed the lawsuit Oct. 16 after his discrimination and retaliation complaint to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was dismissed.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A former police chief who retired earlier this year is returning to law enforcement to lead a Delaware corrections agency.

News outlets report the appointment of Marvin Mailey as chief of the Bureau of Community Corrections was announced Thursday. Mailey was the first African American police chief of Dover. He retired in May.

Mailey will replace current Bureau of Community Corrections Chief Jim Elder, who is leaving the position on Nov. 1 for another role.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The police chief of Dover is retiring from the role he's held for the past two years.

Delaware State News reports the city announced the upcoming change Friday and said more information will be released at a Tuesday news conference. The 52-year-old Marvin Mailey said earlier this year that he planned to move into a career not related to law enforcement.

The newspaper says Mailey became the first black man to lead the department when he was sworn into office in May 2017.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A public park in Dover, Delaware will remain open for now despite one city councilman calling for its indefinite closure over safety concerns.

Delaware State News reports police Chief Marvin Mailey announced Monday that Silver Lake Park will instead be getting several security cameras. Councilman Roy Sudler Jr. called for the closure last week, saying residents were concerned about their safety as five bodies had been discovered there since 2010.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Dover Police Deputy Chief Marvin Mailey Jr. has been named the city's 14th chief of police, after taking over day-to-day operations for nearly four months.
 
News outlets report that in a special meeting, the City Council unanimously voted Thursday to name Mailey as the next chief of police.