Frankford police chief announces he will be leaving

FRANKFORD – The town of Frankford sometime in the near future may be searching for a new top cop.

Frankford Police Chief Mike Warchol delivered the news at Monday night’s town council, informing council and audience members that his wife has accepted a job transfer out of the area and he will be leaving.

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Chief Mike Warchol

Exactly when remains to be seen.

“I am going to be leaving,” said Chief Warchol. “My wife has accepted a transfer to the Baltimore area. I am not sure of the date yet. But I am notifying the council. As soon as I know I will let you know.”

Chief Warchol, 50, marked one year as Frankford’s police chief this past April. He was hired about four months after former police chief William Dudley retired in December 2014.

With nearly three decades in various forms of law enforcement, Chief Warchol came to Frankford from Ellendale where he was police chief for about three years.

His wife’s federal job with Department of Homeland Security actually brought him to the Delmarva region.

In his time remaining with the department, Chief Warchol plans to continue to meet the goals he set when he was hired. He said he has started the revision of standard operational procedures, and vowed to “do my best to get those completed before I leave.”

Frankford’s police department experienced a recent departure.

Newly-hired patrolman James Joles recently left the Frankford force shortly after arriving from the police academy for a job with neighboring town of Dagsboro.

“I will assist you in hiring a fulltime officer,” Chief Warchol said. “Whatever you decide.”

“I want to thank everyone,” said Chief Warchol. “I love the town. I love the people. And I am going to continue doing the job I have been doing until I do leave.”

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