J. Wayne Merritt  
Executive Senior Staff
Title: Acting General Manager, Special Services
Phone: (302)395-5791
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Wayne Merritt currently serves as the Acting General Manager of the Special Services Department for New Castle County. Mr. Merritt formerly served as the Senior Manager of the Operations Branch of Special Services. Prior to his assignment with Special Services, Mr. Merritt served as an Executive Assistant to County Executive Thomas P. Gordon. Mr. Merritt began his career with New Castle County as a member of the New Castle County Police Department in 1971. During his 25 years of service with the New Castle County Police Department, he was assigned to Patrol, Detectives, Planning, Finance and Accreditation, and retired at the rank of Major. Mr. Merritt holds a Master of Science Degree in Personnel Management from Wilmington College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Delaware, and also attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. Mr. Merritt was also a member with the Delaware Air National Guard from 1969 until 2012, retiring as a Brigadier General, serving in the position of Assistant Adjutant General for Air, Delaware Air National Guard. 

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