Congratulations, Police Chief of the Year!
Date Posted: Monday, July 28th, 2014
The City of Harrington’s Police Chief, Norman Barlow, was named the 2014 Police Chief of the Year at the September Delaware League of Local Governments meeting. Barlow was nominated for many reasons by City of Harrington officials, but most notably, for helping to create the City’s first park — Freedom Park.
Chief Barlow helped create the park by donating funds from the police departments seized drug monies. This money could have been used solely for police items, but the Chief insisted that the money be used to benefit the entire community. And this park does just that. It is used as a gathering spot for the community — tree lightings, caroling, Police Night Out, Harrington Heritage Day, family movie night and reading programs will all be held at this location.
Barlow was also nominated for his accomplishments as Chief, such as the recent rounding-up of 63 fugitives, sending a message that Harrington is not a place for criminals. He also leads the department by example. He started his career as a Public Works employee, working his way up to Public Works Supervisor, until he decided he wanted to become a police officer. So today, he is able to work hand-in-hand with the Public Works department, letting them know of potential problems before they evolve.
For all of these reasons and more, the DLLG was proud to support his nomination for Police Chief of the Year. Congratulations, Chief Barlow!