Corporal Paul Ciber Honored as 2012 Kiwanis Officer of the Year

Posted on  02/21/2013 9:52 am


  • Hotel du Pont, Wilmington, Delaware

Date of Occurrence:

  • Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6:30 p.m.


Wednesday evening members of the Kiwanis Club of Wilmington honored Corporal Paul Ciber as the 2012 Officer of the Year, during an awards ceremony at the Hotel du Pont. The Kiwanis Club recognized Corporal Ciber for extraordinary work as a police officer and his outstanding service to the City of Wilmington.

Corporal Paul Ciber is a native of the Hedgeville neighborhood of Wilmington and a graduate of the Howard Career Center. He has two sons, Cole, 14, and Kyle, 12.

Corporal Paul Ciber began his career with the Wilmington Police Department in June 1999. He served as a patrol officer until May of 2004 when he was transferred to the Drug, Organized Crime, and Vice Division. Corporal Paul Ciber returned to the Uniformed Services Division D Platoon in May 2011.

While serving on D Platoon Corporal Ciber acts as a mentor to younger officers and freely shares the skills and experience he has developed throughout his career. His Sergeant, Donald Bluestein, writes that Corporal Ciber is “an inspiration to the officers on my platoon.”

In 2012 Corporal Ciber demonstrated his drive, motivation, and experience, through an incredible number of arrest statistics. These include, 59 persons arrested for 94 felonies and 64 misdemeanors. He seized 78.3 grams of crack cocaine, 89.78 grams of heroin, 82 grams of marijuana, 23 firearms, and $24,556 seized.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chief Christine Dunning thanked Corporal Ciber for his service, and for being a role model to younger officers.

Wilmington Firefighter Andrew Cavanaugh and New Castle County Paramedic Corporal Peter Small were also honored at this ceremony.

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2012 Kiwanis Officer of the Year Corporal Paul Ciber and Wilmington Police Chief Christine Dunning