Delaware River and Bay Authority Names New Police Administrator - Richard H. Arroyo to Lead Agency’s Police Department
(New Castle, DE) Today, Delaware River and Bay Authority officials announced the selection of Richard H. Arroyo of Mays Landing, New Jersey to serve as the agency’s new Police Administrator. On May 21, the Commissioners of the Authority unanimously approved his selection to be the highest ranking officer in the agency’s police department. Mr. Arroyo officially begins his duties on July 1, 2013.
“I appreciate and value the confidence that the Commission and executive management have in my abilities to lead and manage the Delaware River and Bay Authority’s nationally accredited police department,” said Richard H. Arroyo. “Public service is an important part of my career. It’s a great opportunity to use the myriad of skills and knowledge that I’ve gained throughout my law enforcement career to make a difference. I look forward to working with the dedicated men and women of the department to further our mission of public service, crime prevention, highway safety and emergency preparedness.”
As the Police Administrator, Colonel Arroyo is responsible for the management and administration of the Authority’s Police Department, which is comprised of 58 sworn officers and support personnel.
“Mr. Arroyo’s expertise and leadership abilities make him an outstanding candidate to lead our police department,” remarked Scott A. Green, Executive Director for the Authority. “He is a distinguished law enforcement professional who will bring passion, versatility and energy to the job every day. I am pleased Colonel Arroyo accepted the opportunity to lend his talents, leadership abilities and problem solving skills to our police department. He’s a great addition to our management team.”
In 2008, Mr. Arroyo joined the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as the Director of the State Park Police. In this role, he lead a department responsible for patrolling the State’s 54 Parks, Forests, and Recreation Areas which encompass approximately 422,000 acres and are visited by more than 17 million people each year.
Prior to commanding the NJ State Park Police, Colonel Arroyo served in the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) for more than 25 years. Promoted frequently during his career with NJSP, Mr. Arroyo last served as Deputy Superintendent, in charge of Homeland Security. He was responsible for managing and leading more than 1300 personnel to combat around-the-clock Homeland Security concerns related to crimes, terrorism, and both man-made and natural disasters.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Arroyo earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degree in Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He attended Northwestern University’s Police Staff and Command, specialized training at the New Jersey State Police in Firearms, Weapons of Mass Destruction, HAZMAT, Counter-Terrorism, Specialized Field Disciplines, Leadership and Management. A licensed aircraft pilot, Mr. Arroyo is also a commercial, instrument rated helicopter pilot.
About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Delaware City – Salem Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.