James N. Mosley
Department of Safety & Homeland Security
Governor Jack A. Markell appointed James N. Mosley as Secretary of the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security. The Delaware Senate confirmed his appointment on October 28, 2015.
Secretary Mosley, who is a native Delawarean, has worked with several local, state, federal and international agencies in a variety of code and law enforcement environments including overt and covert operations. His law enforcement experience began as a Police Officer with the City of Dover Police Department followed by over 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps.
Secretary Mosley spent the first year of his military career in Vietnam as a helicopter door gunner. While an officer in the Military Police Corps, Secretary Mosley served throughout the United States, Cuba, Honduras and Europe as a law enforcement officer and liaison between the U.S. and Allied Country Law Enforcement and Security Personnel. While assigned to NATO Headquarters in Belgium, he coordinated security for the Supreme Allied Commander and commanded his personal security team.
After retiring from the U.S. Army at the rank of Lt. Colonel, Secretary Mosley returned to Delaware to serve as the Commissioner of License and Inspection for the City of Wilmington managing building and housing inspectors, code enforcement officers, zoning personnel and plans and mechanical engineers. Secretary Mosley was then appointed Director of Public Safety where he oversaw the City of Wilmington Police, Fire and Emergency Management Department personnel.
Secretary Mosley earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Delaware State College and his Master’s Degree in Administration of Justice from Webster College in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a diploma from the US Army Command and General Staff College and is a Delaware State Police Academy graduate.