2022 – Chief Edward Delmore


Chief Delmore entered law enforcement in 1979 as a police dispatcher in a suburb of St. Louis. In 1982 he became a police officer in Southwestern Illinois where he served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics investigator, major case squad investigator, patrol sergeant, watch commander, criminal interdiction unit commander, deputy chief of police, and chief of police.

In 2010 following a nation-wide recruitment Delmore began leading the Gulf Shores Police Department. 

He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University and a Master of Arts Degree from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a graduate of the Administrative Officer’s course at the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute and of the FBI National Academy.

Delmore has instructed thousands of officers throughout the United States in leadership, interviewing techniques, body language, criminal apprehension techniques, and officer safety.

He is a private pilot and certified scuba diver, rescue diver and public safety diver. He and his wife, Ann, have three grown children and one granddaughter. Ann is a retired veteran police officer with more 22 years of service and their daughter, Alyssa, is a Foley, Alabama Police Officer.

Ed instructs Finding the Leader in You and Recruiting & Retaining the Next Generation of Law Enforcement with Calibre Press.