Delaware River and Bay Authority Hires New Police Captain
Welcomes Veteran Law Enforcement Professional Tina M. Arcaro
(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced the selection of Tina M. Arcaro of Swedesboro, New Jersey, to serve as Captain in the agency’s police department. Captain Arcaro, who has more than twenty six years of law enforcement experience with the New Jersey State Police, officially began her duties on September 19, 2016. Captain Arcaro reports to Lt. Col. David Winch.
“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 Captain Tina M. Arcaro. “Partnerships and community collaboration have been and continue to be a critical element of my leadership and management style. I truly care about the professionalism of law enforcement and I am a strong advocate of progressive ideas and continual development. I look forward to working with Colonel Arroyo, Lt. Colonel Winch and the dedicated men and women of the department to further our mission of public service, crime prevention, highway safety and homeland security.”
Captain Arcaro serves as the department’s Chief of Staff – planning, supervising, and overseeing the operation’s activities of the three troops; coordinating between troops at a strategic level; and prioritizing work assignments. In this role, she will build positive relationships with subordinates and serve as a mentor and coach to her subordinates. In addition to conducting performance evaluations, Captain Arcaro also ensures adequate staffing at all troop locations, schedules personnel, delegate authority to subordinates, and engages in liaison activities with other law enforcement agencies.
“Tina has a unique combination of law enforcement experience, operational skills, and leadership abilities that will prove invaluable to our agency,” said Colonel Richard H. Arroyo, DRBA Police Administrator. “She is the consummate law enforcement professional who will bring passion, versatility and energy to the job every day and we’re fortunate to have someone of her caliber join our department!”
For 26 years, Captain Arcaro served in the New Jersey State Police, most recently as a Regional Commander where she was responsible for leading 400 employees within the four Southern New Jersey Troop Stations and the Atlantic City Airport. During her tenure with the New Jersey State Police, Captain Arcaro also led the School and Traffic Safety Unit, Fatal Accident Unit, and the Office of State Governmental Security. During a ten year span, she served as a Police Academy Instructor in all facets of selection and training involving twenty (20) State Police Academy classes as well as numerous Municipal Police and Division of Criminal Justice training classes.
Following her retirement from the New Jersey State Police, Captain Arcaro was employed by the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization as a Traffic Safety Specialist for the past three years. In this role, she helped to expand traffic related programs such as the award winning “Share the Keys Program,” as well as providing assistance with the implementation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) with local police departments.
Captain Arcaro also works as an adjunct professor in graduate and undergraduate curriculum in Crisis Leadership, Crisis Management, Criminal Justice and other directed study paths at Wilmington University.
A graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education, Captain Arcaro earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from St. Joseph’s University. She joined the New Jersey State Police following her graduation from the New Jersey State Police Academy in Sea Girt, New Jersey, in November, 1987.
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 Forts 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.
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Captain Tina M. Arcaro