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Released: 4/23/2012 

DRPA Police Chief David J. McClintock to Retire after 36 Years of Service

Delaware River Port Authority Chief of Police David J. McClintock today announced that he will be retiring, effective May 15.

A 36-year veteran who has led the 164-member police department since December 2008, McClintock, 55, is leaving the DPRA to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

“I’m leaving with a heavy heart, but I’m also leaving behind one of the finest police departments in the region,” he said. “I’ve always told my officers to do their best, do the right thing and treat our customers the way they would want to be treated.  They’ve done all of that and more.”

McClintock was 19 years old when he first applied for a job as a police officer, but the DRPA turned him away because he was too young.  So he worked briefly as a toll collector and joined the force in 1979.

McClintock was promoted to corporal in 1990, sergeant in 1991, inspector in 1992 and chief of police in 2008.  His career took him through a variety of police disciplines, including highway patrol, internal affairs, homeland security, a four-year assignment to the FBI, Philadelphia Division, and liaison service with a variety of federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and is a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va.   He also completed the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development School (LEEDS) certification program and served as an instructor at the Camden County (N.J.) Police Academy.

A replacement has not yet been named.

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The Delaware River Port Authority is a regional transportation agency that connects millions of people and businesses in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  The DRPA owns and operates the PATCO commuter rail line and the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross toll bridges.  The DRPA also owns the RiverLink Ferry.


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