Cape Gazette

Maj. Charles Simpson retires after 33 years

Lewes resident served as commander of Troop 4
Dec 13, 2013

Delaware State Police Major Charles J. Simpson retired Friday, Dec. 13, after 33 years of service.

Simpson was hired Sept. 2, 1980, into the 42nd state police recruiting class. He began his career in Sussex County and then moved to New Castle County, where he worked at Troop 1 and Troop 6 and also became a canine handler.

Simpson worked in the special investigations unit (SIU), was a member of the North Hostage Negotiation Team and was officer in charge of the intelligence unit. He was promoted to captain in June 2000 and assigned to Troop 2 as commander. He later became commander of the special investigations unit.

Simpson and his family moved back to Sussex County where he became commander at Troop 4. After four years as troop commander, he was promoted to major and joined the executive staff as operations major for Kent and Sussex counties.

Simpson and his wife, Donna, live in Lewes. He is a proud father of Josh, Alaina, Emily, and Colleen and a very proud grandfather of Madison, Mackenzie and Michael, with another grandchild on the way!


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