The Town of Frankford is asking residents who may need police assistance to call 911, as its police chief, Mark Hudson, resigned from his position on July 27.
“We had a meeting with Mark last Friday, when he confirmed he was resigning,” said Councilman Marty Presley. “Obviously, we haven’t had a lot of time to prepare. We’re in discussions with the Town of Dagsboro about the possibility of not necessarily merging the two police forces but having [Dagsboro Police Department] Chief [Floyd] Toomey as the chief of both towns.”
Presley said Toomey will be attending Frankford’s monthly council meeting on Monday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. to make a presentation.
“If that doesn’t work out, we’ll obviously be advertising for a new police chief.”
Hudson said he submitted his letter of resignation to the Town prior to his departure.
“There were some things I wasn’t happy with. … We couldn’t come to an agreement.”
Hudson, a retired Delaware State Police trooper, took over the Frankford Police Department on Aug. 15, 2016, assuming the role from previous chief Michael Warchol, who had also held the position for about a year.
Hudson said he loved working with the citizens of Frankford and that he had even received phone calls from residents after they learned of the news of his resignation.
“I loved going to the library and interacting with the kids on the street… I loved that, because that’s where the difference is going to be made. You’ve got to let kids know we care about them and watch out for them,” he said. “There are some really good people in town.”
Hudson, who also worked for the Selbyville Police Department during his time as Frankford’s police chief, said he will continue that work.
Presley said he couldn’t comment on Hudson’s reason for leaving his job with the Town of Frankford.