Delaware State Police Appoint First Female Superintendent

Delaware Governor John Carney and Acting Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security Kimberly Chandler have announced the appointment of Lt. Colonel Melissa Zebley as the Superintendent of Delaware State Police.

Lt. Colonel Zebley is a 28 year veteran of the State Police, working in numerous positions including in Internal Affairs, Information Support Services and Planning and as a Major with oversight of the Budget, Training Academy and Human Resource sections.

In response to Lt. Colonel Zebley’s appointment, Governor Carney said “Lt. Col. Zebley has a tremendous track record of leadership at the Delaware State Police, and is the right person to lead our largest police agency.” He continued “I know she will build on the good work of Colonel McQueen to keep Delaware safe and continue to establish trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve.”

“I am humbled and honored to serve as the 26th Superintendent of the Delaware State Police. I thank Governor Carney and Acting Secretary Chandler for their faith in me to lead this division of professional and dedicated members.” Lt. Colonel Zebley said of her appointment.

Lt. Colonel Zebley will succeed Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr., who retired as a 24 year veteran of the force, and as the second longest tenured DSP Superintendent.