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Honorable Norman R. Barlow

Sheriff of Kent County

(302) 736-2161 / Fax: (302) 736-2164

Email:  Norman.Barlow@KentCountyDE.gov


Mission Statement:


It shall be the mission of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office to provide proficient professional services with a commitment to partnering with the State of Delaware and U.S District Courts through serving legal notices when prompted to do so by court order. This will be done in strict compliance and in accordance with the  Delaware Code through Honest, Ethical and Professional Services to the Community it Serves. The Sheriff’s Office is devoted to our profession and strive to maintain the highest level of public trust while developing our organization to meet the present and future needs of our diverse community.



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Sheriff Norman R. Barlow


Sheriff Norman R. Barlow began working for the City of Harrington in 1991 with the Public Works Department. In October of 1992 he was appointed as the Public Works Supervisor. A Year later he was offered a position with the Harrington Police


Department and started the Delaware State Police Academy on November 15th, 1993, graduating in March of 1994. During his career with the Harrington Police Department, Norman worked his way through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police on July 1st 2009. Norman was named Police Officer of the Year four times during his career and has also received many other awards which include the Lifetime MADD Award and the Harrington Police Department DUI Award. The Chief Norman Barlow Pavilion was named in his honor in 2013 due to his successful efforts in combating drug crimes in the City of Harrington. In 2014 Norman was honored with the Municipal Police Chief of the Year Award by the Delaware League of Local Governments.


Norman retired as Chief of Police on December 31, 2021, and is currently serving as the City of Harrington’s City Manager. He is very community minded and focused on making Harrington a great place to live, work, and worship. Norman is the definition of “Service Over Self” and truly makes the City of Harrington a better place for its citizens and employees.


Norman currently resides in the Harrington area. He is married to Dana, and they have three daughters, Brooke, Rylee, and Delayna. Norman always says that without the love and support of his family he would not be able to do what he does here at the City of Harrington and for the residents of Kent County.


Norman’s hobbies include NASCAR racing, working in his yard, and camping with his family and friends.


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