Concord Community Schools welcomes new police officer

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ELKHART, Ind. – Alan “Al” Delinski was sworn in Monday as the Concord Community Schools Police Department’s newest officer.

Delinski, of North Liberty, comes to Concord after serving with the South Bend Police Department for 27 years. He joins Chief John Riddle and Officer Eric Schuman at Concord Schools.

“I have known Officer Delinski for well over two decades, and aside from his dedicated and decorated career with South Bend Police Department, it is his dedication to his family that is one of the top reasons I know he will go to great lengths to serve and protect the students and staff at Concord,” Chief Riddle said.

Delinski was a SWAT team member for 16 years in South Bend and served as a DEA Task Force Officer with the St. Joseph County Drug Unit and a Special Deputy with the ATF.

He is also a member of the South Bend Police Department Honor Guard.

Delinski received his degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in Bloomington and graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1996.

“With this new position, I hope to be effective in the minds of these young students as I seek to gain trust, teach and mentor. Most importantly, I will ensure the safety of every student, teacher and staff member,” Delinski said. “I believe this position will be extremely rewarding and I look forward to serving alongside two purposeful, caring and passionate police officers.”

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