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PHOTO RELEASE: DRBA Welcomes New Police Officers - New Captain; Chaplain Also Sworn-In
By JSalmon on 03/21/2017:  

DRBA Welcomes New Police Officers
New Captain; Chaplain Also Sworn-In

(New Castle, DE) Today, the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) police department welcomed four new patrol officers at a brief ceremony held prior to the bi-state agency’s monthly Commission meeting held in James Julian Boardroom at the DRBA Administrative Complex in New Castle, Delaware.

Colonel Richard Arroyo, DRBA police administrator, presided over the swearing-in ceremony for Ptl. John E. Smicklo of Newark, DE; Ptl. John W. Robinson of Middletown, DE; Ptl. Willie R. Cuzco-Benites of Lakewood, NJ; and Ptl. Eric R. Berkenbush of Newark, DE. The four recently graduated from the Delaware State Police Training Academy in Dover, Delaware.

Colonel Arroyo also administered the oath of office to Capt. Tina Arcaro of Swedesboro, NJ who serves as department’s chief of staff and Msgr. Michael T. Mannion of Mary Queen of All Saints Parish in Pennsauken, NJ to be the agency’s chaplain. Msgr. Mannion is bestowed the honorary rank of Major.

NewPtlmanOath.jpg: Ptl. John E. Smicklo of Newark, DE; Ptl. Willie R. Cuzco-Benites of Lakewood, NJ; Ptl. Eric R. Berkenbush of Newark, DE; and Ptl. John W. Robinson of Middletown, DE were sworn-in as patrol officers in the DRBA police department. Joining the new officers are DRBA Commission Vice Chairman Bill Lowe (left) and DRBA Commission Chairman Jim Hogan (right).

CaptArcaro_Oath.jpg: DRBA Commission Vice Chairman Bill Lowe (right) and DRBA Commission Chairman Jim Hogan listen intently as Captain Tina Arcaro of Swedesboro, NJ recites the oath of office in the bi-state agency’s James Julian Boardroom.

MsgrMannion_Oath.jpg: Colonel Richard Arroyo administers the oath of office to the agency’s chaplain, Msgr. Michael T. Mannion of Mary Queen of All Saints Parish in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Flanking Msgr. Mannion are DRBA Vice Chairman Bill Lowe (left) and DRBA Chairman Jim Hogan (right).

About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.

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