Colonel Melissa A. Zebley is honored to announce the promotion of Captain Jason H. Sapp to Major – Delaware State Police

Date posted: Friday, November 11, 2022

Dover, Delaware – Delaware State Police Superintendent Col. Melissa A. Zebley proudly announces the promotion of Capt. Jason H. Sapp to Major on November 3rd2022.

July 21st, 1995, Major Sapp was made a recruit soldier in the 64th class of the DSP Academy. After completing his training at the academy, he was assigned to 1 Troop and 6 Troop for the Field Training Officer program. After serving in a uniformed patrol capacity at 6 Troop for four years, he was transferred to the Criminal Investigations Unit, specifically the New Castle County Governor’s Task Force, in 2001. In April 2002 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and assumed the role of Officer in Charge of the Governor’s Task Force for two years before returning to 2 Troop Patrol as Uniformed Patrol Supervisor. In October 2005, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to 2 Troop, where he served in both the Uniformed Patrol and the Criminal Investigations Unit overseeing ten special units at various times. Four years later, he was transferred to the Human Resources Section as Deputy Director, where he directly supervised the recruitment and hiring of sworn and civilian staff. Since his promotion to Captain in July 2010, he has served as Director of the State Identification Bureau, Commander of 9 Troop in Odessa, Commander of 2 Troop in Newark, Director of the Delaware State Academy of Police Training as well as the Administrator of the Police Training Board. In July 2021, he transferred to the Office of Strategic Development with oversight of Inspections and Accreditation, Planning and Research, and the Community Engagement Unit. On November 3, 2022, he was promoted to the prestigious rank of Major as a member of the Division for 27 years. He will be on the executive staff as the New Castle County Operations Officer.

Major Sapp has held many leadership positions over the course of his career and brings to this new position a unique depth of knowledge, work ethic and skill set. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. At the time of his appointment as Major, he served as Commander of the State Honor Guard, a position he has held since September 2010. Major Sapp is also a member of the Delaware State Police Diversity Council, the Delaware State Police Protocol Committee, of the Delaware State Police 100e Anniversary Committee, the Delaware State Police Museum Board of Trustees, and he is the state director of the American Association of State Troopers.

A resident of Kent County, Major Sapp is a thirteenth generation Delaware who is proud to have grown up where his roots were planted. We appreciate his unwavering commitment to dedicated service and hard work to the Delaware State Police and the citizens of our state. We congratulate Major Sapp and his family on his well-deserved promotion.

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