Chief of Police

"My goal as Chief will be to focus on mutual respect by continuing to build trust-based relationships with our community, local businesses, and counterparts in law enforcement. My long-term vision is to enhance the Relationships with our community through Ethical practices, Safety, Partnerships, Enforcement, Community outreach and Transparency (RESPECT). Through mutual respect, I strongly believe we will accomplish our mission to provide fair, compassionate, and impartial police services to the citizens and visitors of the City of Seaford.” 

Chief Craft started his career in 1989 with the Delaware State Police. He has served as Patrol Officer, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Deputy Director, before being promoted to Captain in April 2017.
Prior to his law enforcement career, he served four years active duty with the United States Navy and was honorably discharged at the end of his obligation.

Chief Craft has been a Certified Instructor at the Delaware State Police Academy in numerous capacities, and has advanced his knowledge by attending various trainings, including Stratified Policing Model, an FBI Seminar on Promoting the Law Enforcement Image, Leadership in Police Organizations, and Improving Police-Citizen Contact/Culture Awareness. In addition to his law enforcement training and certifications, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Wilmington University.

Chief Craft has resided in Seaford for twenty-four years with his wife, Teresa, and their two children, Ryan and Amy. As their children progressed through school, Chief Craft volunteered with school-related activities as an assistant wrestling coach at the Seaford High School and a volunteer wrestling coach for the Seaford Middle School.