Captain Lawrence E. Delbridge Retires

Career Correctional Officer Served 25 Years

(Bel Air, Md. – June 29, 2006) — Captain Lawrence E. Delbridge will retire from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office on July 1, 2006 after 25 years of distinguished service. Captain Delbridge was appointed by Sheriff William Kunkel as a correctional officer on December 1, 1980.

Captain Delbridge concluded service with the Sheriff’s Office as Commander of Administrative Services at the Harford County Detention Center. He was appointed captain in August 2003.

Captain Delbridge was responsible for ensuring the staff and the detention center met the standards established by the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards and the American Correctional Association. Captain Delbridge served as accreditation manager for the Harford County Detention Center for 18 years. During his tenure as accreditation manager, the detention center first obtained national certification in 1991 and was recognized by the American Correctional Association for this achievement. Harford County was one of the first detention centers in the state to obtain this certification.

Captain served in the U. S. Navy from 1970 through 1976 as a field medical technician. He later attended Harford Community College and obtained an Associate Arts degree in Applied Science. In June of 2004, Captain Delbridge completed the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, Executive Development Leadership Challenge program.

“Larry Delbridge served the Harford County Sheriff’s Office with distinction and integrity during his career. His efforts in working to achieve both state and national certification and accreditation for the Harford County Detention Center were paramount in helping our facility be one of the very best in the state. Captain Delbridge’s contributions will be missed.” stated Sheriff R. Thomas Golding.

Press Release

June 29, 2006