Former Dover Police Chief Marvin Mailey was appointed the new Delaware Department of Correction deputy commissioner on Monday.
Effective immediately, Mr. Mailey is 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. He was appointed by current Commissioner Monroe Hudson Jr.
“Marvin Mailey brings to his new position deep knowledge, unique skills, and results-driven leadership from his 35-year career in law enforcement,” Mr. Hudson said.
“As DOC’s Chief of Community Corrections and as Dover police chief, he has led efforts to reduce crime by embracing proven public safety best practices and by building relationships between officers and community stakeholders.”
Mr. Mailey has been the Chief of Community Corrections since October 2019, where he led a bureau that oversees probation and parole, pretrial services, the community work release program, electronic monitoring and other supervision programs. Under his leadership in community corrections, the successful completion of probation reached record high rates through methods that support re-entry into society, improved compliance responses by probationers, and lower rates of re-incarceration.
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. 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.
“Our exceptional Correctional Officers, Probation and Parole Officers, counselors, and staff work effectively with healthcare providers, educators, and community partners to protect the public and guide the men and women under our supervision on the path to successful, healthy and productive lives in the community,” said Mr. Mailey. “I will work tirelessly to support this work and continue to drive that success forward.”
Mr. Mailey began as a Dover Police patrol officer in 1993. He served as deputy chief beginning in April 2014 and was named acting police chief. He was sworn in as police chief in May 2017 and served until July 2019.