The Dover Police Department is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of the NAACP Central Branch President’s Award as a Champion of Change in the community. The award will be presented at the Central Delaware Branch of the
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) 2016 Freedom Fund Banquet to be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
The organization will award Chief Paul M. Bernat and the Dover Police Department for its continuous efforts to build bridges of trust and partnerships between law enforcement and the African-American Community.
“I am extremely proud of the commitment and compassion the Dover Police Department has shown in protecting the people of Dover. Under Chief Paul Bernat, our police department sets a unity and public safety example for others to follow” said La Mar T. Gunn, President-Central Delaware NAACP.
Chief Paul M. Bernat added “I am extremely proud of the men and women of the Dover Police Department for the work they have done within our community to show that our agency is here to help everyone. Receiving this award is an honor and a symbol of the hard work our officers are doing to build relationships in our community. However, the true reward is seeing the smiles on children’s faces at our community outreach events, the conversations we are having in our communities, and the changes we are making in people’s lives. We enjoy having a partnership with the Central Delaware NAACP Branch and look forward to making more progress in our city.”