22-Year Veteran Promoted To Deputy Chief of Police In Seaford

The City of Seaford Police Department has promoted Sergeant Michael C. Rapa, a 22-year departmental veteran, to the position of Deputy Chief of Police, effective yesterday, February 11, 2019.  Sgt. Rapa was hired by the Seaford Police Department and graduated from the Delaware State Police Academy in 1998.
Chief Robert Kracyla stated “I want to extend my congratulations to Sgt. Mike Rapa on his promotion to Deputy Chief. He brings a multitude of assets that fit the needs of the Seaford Police Department and City of Seaford. His 22 years of dedicated service, as well as his diverse experience, will bring quality and professionalism to the Police Department as well as the community. Deputy Rapa will carry on the tradition and direction of community policing in Seaford in his role as the Deputy Chief.”
During his tenure with the Seaford Police Department, Deputy Chief Rapa has worked as Patrol Officer, Detective, Sergeant, and was a member of the Seaford Police tactical team for 19 years. Deputy Chief Rapa has obtained certifications in Clandestine Lab Collection, Advanced SWAT, NTOA Team Leader, and Risk Mitigation, and completed Baltimore County Observer/Counter-Sniper certification.
“Deputy Chief Rapa has been an outstanding officer for the City of Seaford for the past 22 years and we look forward to the continued contributions he will make to our community in his new role”, said City Manager Charles Anderson.
When asked about his promotion, Deputy Chief Rapa stated “It is a tremendous honor to be chosen as Seaford Police Department’s Deputy Chief. I look forward to working with my fellow officers and the community to further strengthen our relationship through professionalism and integrity. ”
Source: City of Seaford, De.

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