Delaware Police Outfitted With Body-Worn Cameras

26 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Police officers in the City of Delaware are newly equipped with body-worn cameras.

The deployment of cameras began the week of June 13 and culminated an 18-month effort that was delayed somewhat by supply chain issues.

With sworn officers at the level of patrol sergeant and below on three shifts outfitted, there will be about 50 body cameras in use.

The body cameras can record and sync with in-car dashboard cameras. When the patrol vehicles’ overhead lights are activated, the cameras automatically turn on as well. Officers can also activate the body camers manually when away from their vehicles. The recorded footage is uploaded into a cloud-based storage system, via docking stations in the cruiser or at the police station. More…

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Interim Chief Named to Lead Delaware Police Department

23 May , 2022  

City Manager Tom Homan has named Capt. Adam Moore as Interim Chief of Police, effective May 21.

Moore, a 20-year veteran of the Delaware Police Department, takes over for former Chief Bruce Pijanowski who retired May 20 after 34 years with the department. He is taking a new position with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Moore was promoted to Captain in 2012. During his DPD career, he has served as a patrol officer, school resource officer and detective. Moore earned a degree in Criminology/Sociology from the Ohio State University, and a master’s in public safety from the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program.

The Police Department has approximately 55 sworn officers and an annual budget of nearly $12 million.

Delaware is undertaking a nationwide recruitment effort for the City’s next police chief.

Source: City of Delaware


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Chief Of Police Retiring After 34 Years With Department

8 May , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

On Wednesday, City of Delaware Chief of Police Bruce Pijanowski announced that he will be retiring from the department he has served for 34 years to take a new position as the assistant superintendent of the state of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Chief Pijanowski’s last day with the Delaware Police Department will be May 20.

“For more than 30 years, this department has been my home, every day a new challenge,” Pijanowski said. “As a police officer you get to make a difference every day; Nothing beats that kind of satisfaction, but I’m looking forward to the next chapter.”

Pijanowski, 56, has been chief of police since 2012 and with the Delaware police department since April 1988. The chief has served as a patrol officer, sergeant, detective sergeant, captain, assistant chief and interim chief – all in Delaware. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Main Street Invites You To A First Friday At Home

4 Aug , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

It may be a bit different in terms of First Fridays hosted by Main Street Delaware, but August’s event will also have something brand new.

With a theme of “DPD (Delaware Police Department) Loves Delaware,” the city’s men and women in blue will be taking center stage.

New will be a Facebook Live tour of the Justice Center, which will take place on Friday, August 7 at 6PM. Organizers have indicated that there may be time for some online questions and answers with Police Department members after the tour. More…

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Delaware Police Chief Sends Message To Community

30 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff; Delaware Police Department

On Friday afternoon, Delaware Police Chief Bruce Pijanowski sent an open letter to the citizens of the city of Delaware.

The communication came after a dramatic and unsettling 24 hours with protests taking place in Minneapolis, Columbus, and other US cities resulting from the death of George Floyd while in custody of local law enforcement.

About 150 people attended a vigil in downtown Delaware on Friday night in support of Floyd. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Police’s K9 Tyson Better Protected Through Generous Donation

27 Aug , 2019  

Delaware Police Department’s K9 Tyson will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc..

K9 Tyson’s vest is sponsored by Greg Nobis of Delaware and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Cooper, a beloved Nobis family pet.” Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware Police Seek Help In Locating Sixteen Year Old

18 Aug , 2019  

Delaware Police are asking for help to find 16 year old Aden Jacob King. He was last seen on Friday around 10:30 PM in the area of Marvin Lane. More information: More…