Harold BozemanLt. Harold Bozeman
Lieutenant Harold Bozeman has served with the Wilmington Delaware Police Department for more than 21 years and is in his fifth year as the President of the local FOP: Delaware Lodge 1. For eighteen years he has served on the Critical Incident Stress Management Team, climbing through the ranks from basic peer supporter to Team Commander and training coordinator and now manages the team of twenty-one CISM providers in an urban police department with 315 sworn officers and 65 civilian employees. As a supervising member of Delaware CISM, he responds as mutual aid for critical incidents state-wide. He is also a Team Leader on the Crisis Management Hostage Negotiations Team. Lt. Bozeman was instrumental in bringing the Crisis Intervention Team concept to the State of Delaware and his home department and in developing the program for full implementation. He now serves as the CIT Coordinator for the Wilmington Police and is on the Delaware State CIT committee as a law enforcement advisor and faculty member.
He has delivered officer wellness, stress management, and hostage negotiations training to police academy classes since 2002. Additionally, he has instructed thousands of sworn personnel and civilians at FOP and National Alliance on Mental Illness conferences as well as at dozens of private and departmental training events. He is a recognized instructor for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in their peer support, family, and mental health advocacy programs.
Lt. Bozeman serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Delaware and the Trauma Survivors Foundation where he develops and delivers training material for officer wellness, veterans issues, and community mental health. Because of his efforts in these fields, Bozeman was awarded the National Alliance for Mental Illness Crisis Intervention Officer of the Year in 2015, the City of Wilmington's "Keys to Success" award in 2013, and the FOP Delaware Lodge 1 Member of the Year in 2012.