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Meet Denise Bowers


Denise attended Wilmington College, where she majored in Criminal Justice. She continued her education and attended Lincoln University to earn her Master's Degree in Human Services.


Denise is a Social Services Chief Administrator currently working for the State of Delaware as the Statewide Director of the Treatment Access Service Center (TASC). She has extensive experience working with all organizational levels creating programs and developing staff to support the needs of clients and agency development.

Prior to this role, Denise served at several organizations designing and delivering successful programs in management development, team building, diversity, communications, client centered service, change management, and performance management. Her work has always been focused on meeting the strategic needs of the organization.

For 21 years, Denise was a police officer with the Wilmington Department of Police. There she served in many capacities including the Chief's Liaison with the Community, Psychiatric Consultant on the Crisis Management/ Hostage Negotiation Team, and Platoon Supervisor. She retired from the Wilmington Department of Police with the rank of Master Sergeant in 2007.


Denise is a lifelong Delawarean currently living in Northwood.

Awards and Honors

  • Letters of Appreciation
    Wilmington Residents
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Former Governor, Michael Castle
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
  • Outstanding Service Resolution
  • Wilmington City Council
  • Award of Achievement
  • Former Chief of Police, Samuel D. Pratcher
  • Letter of Commendation
  • Former County Executive, Dennis Greenhouse

Industry and Civic

  • Northwood Civic Association
  • President, 2014 - Present
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers
  • Founding Member of Delaware Chapter, Member Since 1990
  • Order of Eastern Star
  • Member Since 2002
  • Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League
  • Member Since 2002
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Zeta Omega Chapter
  • Member Since 2007
  • Memberships- Current and Past Affiliations
  • Delaware Coalition for Domestic Violence- Current
    Lincoln University Alumni Association- Current
    National Association of Certified Counselors- Current
    Northwood Civic Association- Current
    Delaware Art Museum- Volunteer
    Latin American Community Center, Girl Scout Troop Leader- First non-Hispanic
    Local Emergency Planning Committee
    Special Olympics- Volunteer
    United Way Needs and Initiatives Committee
    Women's Democratic Congress
    Union Baptist Community Center Board of Directors
    Jack & Jill of America, Inc. New Castle County Chapter

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