Delaware News

Pijanowski named Delaware police chief

Delaware City Manager Tom Homan has named Bruce Pijanowski chief of the Delaware Police Department.

The promotion will become effective Nov. 2 when he is sworn in, according to a press release from the city.

Pijanowski, a 24-year veteran of the Delaware Police Department, was assistant chief and has been serving as interim chief since May, when former Chief Russ Martin was appointed Delaware County sheriff.

He will become the 12th police chief in the city’s history and has served under the last five chiefs.

Pijanowski, 46, started with the department in 1988. He served as a patrol officer before being promoted to sergeant in 1998 and detective sergeant in 2001. He earned his captain’s bars in 2005 and was promoted to assistant chief in 2012.

Pijanowski graduated from the Certified Law Enforcement Executive program in 2012, the FBI National Academy in 2007 and the Police Executive Leadership College in 2004.
He will earn $98,500 annually.