Delaware Department of Corrections Commissioner Perry Phelps announced Feb. 22 he selected a new warden IV to serve at the Sussex Correctional Institution in Georgetown and new deputy chief of the Bureau of Prisons.
Robert May, a 25-year veteran of the department, was chosen to lead SCI, an all-male facility that also houses the Youthful Criminal Offenders Program. May began his career as a correctional officer at Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in 1993 after his graduation from the academy. May has held positions in level IV and level V facilities in Delaware’s counties including correctional captain at Kent County Community Corrections, deputy warden at Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution and deputy bureau chief of prisons.
May possesses an associate’s degree in business, a Bachelor of Science in business management and a Master of Business Administration. May is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Shane Troxler will replace May as the deputy bureau chief of prisons. The deputy chief is responsible for providing administrative and technical guidance, strategic planning, reviewing and developing policies and procedures and preparing for and participating in the audit process for facilities within the Bureau of Prisons. He joined the DOC in 2003 as a correctional officer assigned to the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center. Troxler remained at JTVCC for two years until he was promoted to corporal at the Sussex Boot Camp. He continued to rise through the ranks until he was recently promoted to deputy warden at the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution.
Troxler is a drill instructor who has specialized tactical training. As a result, he was the Sussex County Correctional Emergency Response Team leader for six years. He completed correctional and related training including prison security audit training, situational leadership, sex crime investigations and motivational interviewing. He earned his Bachelor of Science in physical education from Chowan College in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.
The promotions become effective March 4.