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Civilian Of the Year

03 Mar, 2020

Each year the Delaware State Police Executive Staff also selects one civilian employee, for the Civilian of the Year Award. Civilian employees who are nominated for this award display outstanding performance and meet the following criteria:

  1. Exceptional service as identified by the employee’s performance evaluations
  2. A consistent record of such service through their years of employment
  3. Recognition by their peers for outstanding character and integrity.

This year, eight Delaware State Police civilian employees were nominated for the award, and the Executive Staff of the Delaware State Police selected Victim Services Specialist; Corrie Schmitt, as the 2019 Civilian of the Year.

2019 Civilian of the Year
                      Corrie Schmitt

Corrie has been with the Victim Service’s Unit since 2007 and is known to consistently go above and beyond. In 2019 she was asked to take on a larger area of jurisdiction which included much more responsibility, 2 additional Troops and 6 additional municipal departments. The typical caseload for a Victim Specialist can range from 40-50 cases a month. Corrie began handling almost double that amount averaging, approximately 80 cases per month. In two different months, she handled 100 cases. She didn’t just handle them, she treated each individual victim with care and compassion, making sure that she provided the appropriate resources and assisted them through their experience in the Criminal Justice system.

Civilian of the Year Nominees

  • Katie Pena – Headquarters Communications
  • Lawrence Parker – Communications RECOM
  • Nicole Rovira – Communications RECOM
  • Ryan welch – Communications KENTCOM
  • Brandi Ober – Communications SUSCOM
  • Corrie Schmitt – Victim Services
  • Richard Daniels – Troop 9
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