Delaware River and Bay Authority Names New Deputy Police Administrator
Promotes DRBA Police Captain David E. Winch to Lt. Colonel
(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials announced the promotion of David E. Winch of Salem, New Jersey to serve as the agency’s new Deputy Police Administrator. Mr. Winch who has more than twenty six years of law enforcement experience at the bi-state agency, officially began his duties as the Deputy Police Administrator on May 1, 2016. Lt. Colonel Winch reports to the Authority’s Police Administrator, Colonel Richard H. Arroyo.
“I appreciate and value executive management's faith in my abilities to help lead and manage the Delaware River and Bay Authority’s nationally accredited police department,” said Lt. Colonel David E. Winch. “I’ve spent my entire law enforcement career here and the department is very special to me. I look forward to working with Colonel Arroyo and the dedicated men and women of the department to further our mission of public service, crime prevention, highway safety and emergency preparedness.”
“David is the consummate law enforcement professional who has a tremendous record of accomplishments,” said Colonel Richard H. Arroyo, DRBA Police Administrator. “With strong supervisory skills, proven leadership capabilities, and excellent motivational abilities, he has the qualifications and aptitude necessary to get the job done. Lt. Colonel Winch has a proven record of success in his law enforcement career and is valued, respected member of our leadership team!”
The Deputy Police Administrator, the second highest ranking officer in the department, serves as the primary advisor to the Police Administrator regarding police operations, practices and procedures. The incumbent is also responsible for the management and supervision of various administrative and operational units in the police department, makes recommendations on staffing and assignments, provides direction on crime prevention activities and highway safety, and participates in the recruitment and selection process for new hires and promotions within the department.
For the past two years, Lt. Colonel Winch was serving as the police department’s Chief of Staff. In this role, he utilized his talents and law enforcement knowledge to develop and implement strategic plans with senior management; mentor, coach and supervise the department’s Lieutenants and Sergeants; identify training needs and assure that all mandated police accreditation requirements are satisfied.
For more than 25 years, Lt. Colonel Winch has served the DRBA police department, in a number of roles, each with increasing levels of responsibility. In 1990, Lt. Colonel Winch received his basic training at the Delaware State Police Academy and began his career as an Authority patrol officer. Two years later, he was promoted to serve as K9 officer. In addition to Chief of Staff, Lt. Colonel Winch also served as an Operations Officer and Troop Commander.
Lt. Colonel Winch, who is a certified police instructor, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University followed by a graduate degree in Strategic Leadership from Neumann University. He is also a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute with a certificate in police supervision, command and leadership. Mr. Winch is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Homeland Security from Wilmington University.
Lt. Col. Winch has earned numerous departmental awards and service recognition during his career, including a three time recipient of the Life Saving Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving award, and recognition from the Maryland State Police for his efforts to capture a dangerous fleeing felon.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Delaware City – Salem Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.
Photo caption: Colonel Richard Arroyo (left) congratulations Lt. Colonel David Winch on his promotion to Deputy Police Administrator at the DRBA.
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