Delaware County Courthouse and Park Police
Samuel S. Ziviello
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063
The Delaware County Courthouse & Park Police Department is responsible for providing protection for all county owned and or leased property and equipment. In addition, they are charged with providing physical protection to ensure a safe environment, not only for county employees but for all persons utilizing county services and facilities. The department also has the responsibility of photographing and issuing identification cards to all county employees. The department maintains foot and vehicle patrols twenty four hours a day, seven days a week , throughout the year. The Delaware County Park Police have officers assigned at the following locations:
- Courthouse & Government Center Complex
- Fair Acres Complex
- Chester Regional Court
- Chester Division of Adult/Juvenile Probation
- Chester Division of Children & Youth Services
- Human Services Department in Upper Darby
- Upper Darby Division of Adult/Juvenile Probation
- Darby Twp. Division of Adult/Juvenile Probation
- All County owned parks
Under the direction of Chief Samuel Ziviello, there are fifty eight officers in the department and they are chosen on a strong military and or police background. The officers continue their training through in service training, as well as courses offered by the District Attorney's Office and the Police Academy at Delaware County Community College.
All officers are required to qualify annually with their firearms in accordance with the course approved by the Delaware County Police Chief's Association. In addition, the Delaware County Park Police has four certified firearms instructors and all officers have been certified in basic first aid, C.P.R. and the use of A.E.D's.
Within the department exists an investigation division which is responsible for investigating criminal activities that occur on county property as well as investigate motor vehicle accidents and property damage when requested by the department of Risk Management. In addition, the force provides police services for the Department of Special Events and handles approximately 120,000 vehicles with over 350,000 visitors who visit our county parks yearly.