STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER EIGHTY-NINE
TO: HEADS OF ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
RE: ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DELAWARE COUNCIL ON POLICE STANDARDS
WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Task Force recommended that a central coordinating council for police services should be established to recommend to the various governmental units methods of limiting "duplication, overlap, waste, and unnecessarily high levels of expenditures on police services and methods to improve efficiency and quality of service"; and
WHEREAS, there is a need for a viable mechanism to monitor growth in police services, encourage cooperative agreements for services and provide better information to the decision makers of the individual jurisdictions involved in the delivery of police services; and
WHEREAS, there is a need for a group to consider both State and national recommendations and reports concerning police standards and goals.
NOW, THEREFORE, I PIERRE S. du PONT, IV, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order that:
Section 1. The Delaware Council on Police Standards and Goals, hereinafter known as The Council, is hereby created within the Executive Branch.
Section 2. The Council shall consist of nineteen members as follows:
(a) A chairman appointed by the Governor;
(b) The Superintendent of the State Police, the Chief of Police of the City of Wilmington, the Chief of Police of the New Castle County Police, the Chairman of the Delaware Police Chiefs' Council, and the following or their designees: the Attorney General, the President of the League of Local Governments, the New Castle County Executive, the President of the Kent County Levy Court, the President of the Sussex County Council and the Mayor of Wilmington.
(c) One member of the Supervisory Board of the Delaware Criminal Justice Planning Commission (DCJPC) to be named by the Executive Committee of the DCJPC.
(d) One mayor of a Delaware municipality to be named by the Delaware League of Local Governments.
(e) One other police chief not enumerated under (b) above, to be named by the membership of the Delaware Chiefs' Council.
(a) Three members to be appointed by the Governor.
(a) One State Representative to be named by the Speaker of the State House of Representatives and one State Senator to be named by the President Pro Tem of the State Senate.
Section 3. Members appointed by the Governor shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. The terms of these members who serve by virtue of the office they hold shall be concurrent with service in the office from which they derived Council duties.
Section 4. A member of the Council is not entitled to a salary for duties performed as a member of the Council. Each member is entitled to reimbursement for travel and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of official Council duties.
Section 5. The Council shall meet at least four (4) times each year at such other times as it deems necessary. Nine members shall constitute a quorum.
Section 6. The Council shall:
(a) Advise and assist the Governor in developing and implementing uniform police standards, goals, policies and procedures for improving the coordination, administration and effectiveness of police agencies within Delaware. The Council, in carrying out the provision of this act, should review previous recommendations, including but not limited to the following reports and documents:
(1) The final report of the Intergovernmental Task Force (ITF) as directed by Executive Order Number Twenty-Three. The Council shall review this report with a view toward controlling the duplication and overlap of providing police services and shall make appropriate recommendations to the various governmental units in Delaware.
(2) The National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals Report on Police.
(3) Criminal Justice Standards and Goals (Police) for Delaware as proposed by the Delaware Standards and Goals Project.
(4) The 1971 Goals adopted by the Delaware Police Chiefs' Council.
(b) Cooperate with the Police Use of Force National Advisory Board in the development of deadly force standards.
(c) Develop accreditation and ongoing review and employment qualifications, performance standards, and minimum compensation criteria in Delaware and cooperate with the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) in national accreditation efforts.
(d) Cooperate with the Delaware Criminal Justice Planning Commission in preparing a state comprehensive law enforcement plan on behalf of the Governor. Such plan, to be periodically updated, shall be based on an analysis of the State's law enforcement needs and problems.
(e) Cooperate with the Council on Police Training on the development and implementation of minimum educational and training requirements for police officers of the State.
(f) Recommend legislation to the Governor and the General Assembly in the law enforcement field.
(g) Perform other duties as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this Order, which include:
(1) Gathering uniform data on standardized forms Including the cost of police services by all governmental units.
(2) Providing, to the extent feasible, such cost information to the relevant governmental units, accompanied by the recommendation of the Council on appropriate levels of expenditures, for the purpose of controlling unnecessary duplication of services while assuring appropriate levels of service.