Seaford police department promotes Rapa to deputy chief

Michael C. Rapa

SEAFORD — The city of Seaford Police Department Monday announced the promotion of Sgt. Michael C. Rapa, a 22-year departmental veteran, to the position of deputy chief of police.

The promotion is effective Feb. 11.

Dep. Chief Rapa was hired by the Seaford Police Department and graduated from the Delaware State Police Academy in 1998.

“I want to extend my congratulations to Sgt. Mike Rapa on his promotion to deputy chief. He brings a multitude of assets that fit the needs of the Seaford Police Department and city of Seaford,” said Seaford Police Chief Robert Kracyla. “His 22 years of dedicated service, as well as his diverse experience, will bring quality and professionalism to the police department as well as the community. Deputy Rapa will carry on the tradition and direction of community policing in Seaford in his role as the deputy chief.”

During his tenure with the Seaford Police Department, Dep. Chief Rapa has worked as patrol officer, detective, sergeant and was a member of the Seaford police tactical team for 19 years. He has obtained certifications in Clandestine Lab Collection, Advanced SWAT, NTOA Team Leader and Risk Mitigation, and completed Baltimore County Observer/Counter-Sniper certification.

“Deputy Chief Rapa has been an outstanding officer for the city of Seaford for the past 22 years and we look forward to the continued contributions he will make to our community in his new role”, said Seaford City Manager Charles Anderson.

“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen as Seaford Police Department’s Deputy Chief,” Dep. Chief Rapa said. “I look forward to working with my fellow officers and the community to further strengthen our relationship through professionalism and integrity.”

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