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Distinguished Public Safety Expert Joins A Better Delaware Advisory Board

From: A Better Delaware


WILMINGTON, Del. — Dennis E. Godek has joined the Advisory Board of A Better Delaware, a non-partisan public policy and political advocacy organization which supports pro-growth, pro-jobs policies and greater transparency and accountability in Delaware’s state government.

Godek has dedicated his career to public safety. Most recently, he retired as assistant chief of career services with the Christiana Fire Company. In that role, Godek served as commanding officer of all paid fire and emergency medical service personnel.

The 2016 president of the New Castle County Fire Chiefs Association, Godek is a life member of the Elsmere Fire Company, having served since 1970. He has served Elsmere as secretary, ambulance captain, engine captain, assistant chief, deputy chief and fire chief.

Godek retired from the New Castle County Police Department in 1998 as a captain after 24 years of service on assignment with multiple commands, including commander of criminal investigations and commander of patrol. He started his career with New Castle County as a fire dispatcher in 1974. Since his retirement from NCCPD, Dennis has served as town manager of Elsmere, worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, served as vice president of a public safety consulting firm in New Jersey, conducted federal security clearance investigations for the Department of Defense, U.S. Customs, and the National Security Agency.

Chris Kenny, chairman and founder of A Better Delaware, announced the addition of Godek to the Advisory Board last week.

“Dennis Godek has dedicated his entire career to public safety. As Delaware combats crime, Dennis’s guidance will be invaluable,” Kenny said. “The pro-growth, pro-jobs policies A Better Delaware is advocating for can only be effective when Delawareans are assured that their property is safe and neighborhoods secure.”

“I’m honored to join the Advisory Board of A Better Delaware,” Godek said. “I’ve spent my entire professional life working to keep our streets safe. Today, especially in New Castle County, our small business owners and employees demand more from our government. A Better Delaware has a different vision for the First State, and I hope my guidance will help them achieve it.”

“Dennis Godek is a welcome addition to our Advisory Board,” said Kathleen Rutherford, executive director of A Better Delaware. “If Delaware doesn’t act swiftly to address the difficult issue of property crime, costs will inevitably rise and people will think twice about visiting or moving to the First State. Dennis offers common-sense policy solutions to prevent crime, keep our communities safe and create an environment for businesses to thrive.”