A law enforcement officer with nearly three decades of experience has been hired to serve as the newest Concord Community Schools Police Department Officer.

Alan “Al” Delinski, of North Liberty, has joined Concord after serving for 27 years with the South Bend Police Department. He was sworn in as a Concord police officer on Monday, June 27. 

Delinski joins Chief John Riddle and Officer Eric Schuman in ensuring the safety of students, staff, and visitors of Concord Community 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 selected for the role based on his many years of service in South Bend, which included 16 years as a SWAT team member, as well as serving as a DEA Task Force Officer with the St. Joseph County Drug Unit and as a Special Deputy with the ATF. Throughout his career he worked as a narcotics investigator, street crimes officer, patrol officer, field training officer, and crime scene technician. He is also a longstanding South Bend Police Department Honor Guard member.

In addition to his work in law enforcement, Delinski coached youth baseball and softball for 11 years.  

He graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1996 and also holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in Bloomington. 

“With this new position, I hope in my heart to be effective in the minds of these young students. I want 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.” 

Delinski, and his wife Teresa, have four children: Louis, Emma, Cecilia, and Joseph.