Town of Georgetown tabs Randall Hughes new police chief

GEORGETOWN – The Town of Georgetown has a new top cop.

At the May 27 Town Council meeting, Mayor Bill West announced the appointment of Randall L. (RL) Hughes II as the town’s new police chief.

The appointment was unanimously approved by council.

Mr. Hughes brings significant law enforcement experience. He worked for the Delaware State Police for 24 years, retiring as a Major, the Department of Safety & Homeland Security for five years as Deputy Principal Assistant, and is currently completing an assignment as Acting Director Delaware Division of Forensic Science.

His extensive background includes operational and budget management, policy development and improvement, strategic planning as well as training and development.

Mr. Hughes was scheduled to start his new position as police chief today, May 28.

“I am thrilled about this opportunity to serve and I look forward to continuing my law enforcement experience,” Mr. Hughes said.

As the head of the department, Mr. Hughes will lead a team of 15 employees. He also will help set the vision and direction for the police department along with managing operations and the department’s budget.

Prior to Mr. Hughes joining the force, Captain Ralph (Rusty) Holm served as the interim Police Chief, following the retirement of Chief William Topping in February.

“Rusty did an excellent job overseeing the department and keeping our town safe throughout the selection process,” Mayor West said.

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