It’s been 23 years since Barbara Duncan patrolled the streets of Ocean City as a seasonal officer. Now, after a long career with the Mount Vernon Police Department in New York, she’s back.
The new Salisbury police chief will take the reigns Monday and, while she and her husband, Richard, are “slowly unpacking the boxes –and there are a lot of boxes,” Duncan said she’s settling in nicely in a city she’s happy to call home.
“This is the general region I grew up in and I’m very happy for the opportunity to raise my family here,” she said.
Originally from Dover, the 44-year-old mother of six still has family in the area and remembers spending her summers at the beach.