Darby Township appoints first Black female police chief in PA
Regina Price is about to make Delco history by becoming the first female police chief in Delaware County, as well as the first African-American female police chief in the state.
The Darby Township Board of Commissioners unanimously hired Price in March. She is scheduled to be sworn next week.
"We looked at her history over the 30 years...she was a major who oversaw 60 patrolmen, she had very good leadership skills and she has extensive law-enforcement training," Richard Womack, the township's police commissioner, told the Delco Times.
Price began her career with the Riviera Beach Police Department in 1986 as a Patrol Officer. She worked in various divisions of the department and trained other officers. In 1996 she was promoted to sergeant, and in 2001 to the rank of lieutenant.
“As I was going through the process I realized that if I were selected I would be the first female police chief in Delaware County in Pennsylvania," Price told WPBF. "When they selected me and congratulated me I was told I would be the first and only female police chief in the entire state of Pennsylvania."
Price is expected to be sworn in on April 13.