Welcome to the online home of the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department. As the Police Administrator, I am honored to serve alongside the outstanding men and women of this Department. Every member of our Department recognizes the obligation and responsibilities that come from donning a badge and will forever honor the public trust bestowed upon us.


The Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department was established by a compact between the States of Delaware and New Jersey with congressional approval. We have worked very hard to establish the highest standards in professionalism and public service, as well as customer service-oriented policing. We are an internationally accredited police department through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies – a prestigious distinction we have consistently earned since 1996.


As the Colonel, I am committed to creating innovative approaches to delivering police services. We will strive to utilize social media and open communication to stay connected to those we serve. We will continue to utilize and update our technology to better serve our customers and citizens. We'll work closely with our law enforcement partners, both in Delaware and New Jersey, to enhance our training opportunities, communications, and shared services.


The Executive Director of the Delaware River and Bay Authority and his Executive Leadership Team have made public safety a top priority. We rely on their support and our Board of Commissioners for valuable direction and assistance.


In closing, our police department is a diverse agency that strives for excellence in order to make our facilities a safer place to visit and work. We will continually look to improve our customer service, public safety, and homeland security responsibilities. Thank you for visiting the Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department's web site. 


Sincerely, 


Colonel Richard H. Arroyo