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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley
Delaware State Police Divisional Headquarters, Dover – The Delaware State Police Superintendent, Colonel Melissa A. Zebley announces the promotion of Major Daniel K. Meadows to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on July 20, 2020.
Major Daniel Meadows has been in law enforcement in Delaware since 1994 and has been with the Delaware State Police since September, 1997. Upon completion of his academy training, Major Meadows has held numerous positions within DSP. He was first a member of the Patrol Division and then assumed various roles within the Detective ranks. These assignments included the Governor’s Task Force, the United States Attorney’s Operation Disarm Firearms Task Force, and the Criminal Intelligence Unit.
Major Meadows has held supervisory roles in Patrol, the Governor’s Task Force, and the Criminal Investigations Unit. He has also held Command positions at the State Bureau of Identification and the Criminal Intelligence Section prior to assuming his current assignment.
In 2016, Meadows was promoted to the rank of Major and assigned as the Special Operations Officer in Dover, DE. In his role as Major, he was responsible for the daily operation of a number of diverse units. These included the Homicide Unit, the State Crime Lab, the Forensic Firearms Services Unit, the Aviation Section, the State Bureau of Identification, the Executive Protection Unit, and the Division of Gaming Enforcement. He also had oversight for the Intelligence Section which is comprised of the following units: the Delaware Information and Analysis Center which is the State designated fusion center for Delaware. In addition, this section includes the Maritime Unit, the High Technology Crimes Unit, the Electronic Surveillance Unit, and the Internet Crimes against Children Unit. Furthermore, Special Operations includes several part-time teams such as the Special Operations Response Team, SCUBA, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Tactical Control Unit, and the Conflict Management Team.
Major Meadows earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 1994 from Wilmington University in Delaware. He also graduated from Wilmington University in 2008 with a Master’s Degree in Management with a focus in Human Resources. Major Meadows previously served on the Executive Board for the National Fusion Center Association. He is a graduate of the Fusion Center Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense. Major Meadows also attended the 266th Session of the (FBI) National Academy in 2016.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe