WAYNE E. MCFADDEN
COLONEL WAYNE E. MCFADDEN
Colonel Wayne E. McFadden began as Police Administrator at the Delaware River and Bay Authority on October 23, 2022. Colonel McFadden has more than 26 years of law enforcement experience, with more than 18 of those years in supervisory, management or leadership positions. He began his law enforcement career with the City of Camden Police Department in April 1996. For 18 years, Mr. McFadden worked in the City of Camden and Camden County Police Departments, serving in a variety of roles including Executive Officer, Southern District Commander, Investigative Bureau Commander, and Training Unit Commander.
Colonel McFadden joined the DRBA Police Department in November 2014 as a Patrol Officer. He quickly rose through the ranks to serve as both a Sergeant and Lieutenant – with stints managing both the Delaware Memorial Bridge and Cape May Troop Operations. In October 2020, he was again promoted to the rank of Captain and carried out the duties of the Department’s Chief of Staff. Two years later, he was promoted to Lt. Colonel and served as the Deputy Police Administrator.
Mr. McFadden earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Thomas Edison State University and a Master of Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. A U.S. Army Veteran, Mr. McFadden is a certified NJPTC Police Instructor, certified by both the Delaware Council on Police Training and the New Jersey Police Training Commission. He is also a graduate of the N.J. State Association of Chiefs of Police Command and Leadership Academy and the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute Leadership and Command Program.