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Former Fenwick Island Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Official Misconduct, Falsifying Business Records

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020



The former Chief of the Fenwick Island Police Department has pleaded guilty to Official Misconduct and Falsifying Business Records.

Boyden was indicted in August after knowingly submitting, between February of 2014 and March of 2020, false reports to the Delaware Council on Police Training indicating that he had been certified in firearms.  Boyden was charged with, and pleaded guilty to, one count of Official Misconduct and one count of Falsifying Business Records, both Class A misdemeanors. For each offense, Boyden was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for one concurrent year of Level 2 probation, and issued a suspended fine of $100.  Boyden’s probation is dischargeable upon the completion of 100 hours of community service.  Boyden accepted responsibility at the first available Court hearing, and agreed to no longer work in a law enforcement capacity.  The case was brought by the Department of Justice’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust with the assistance and cooperation of the Town of Fenwick Island.

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Former Fenwick Island Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Official Misconduct, Falsifying Business Records

Department of Justice | Department of Justice Press Releases | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020



The former Chief of the Fenwick Island Police Department has pleaded guilty to Official Misconduct and Falsifying Business Records.

Boyden was indicted in August after knowingly submitting, between February of 2014 and March of 2020, false reports to the Delaware Council on Police Training indicating that he had been certified in firearms.  Boyden was charged with, and pleaded guilty to, one count of Official Misconduct and one count of Falsifying Business Records, both Class A misdemeanors. For each offense, Boyden was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for one concurrent year of Level 2 probation, and issued a suspended fine of $100.  Boyden’s probation is dischargeable upon the completion of 100 hours of community service.  Boyden accepted responsibility at the first available Court hearing, and agreed to no longer work in a law enforcement capacity.  The case was brought by the Department of Justice’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust with the assistance and cooperation of the Town of Fenwick Island.

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