September 21, 2017 Dewey Beach Indepent Investigator Report is released in which it exposes the Dewey Beach Police Departments participation in the LESO (1033) Program and the existence of a "slush fund" which the police department uses outside of town control
November 11, 2017 Motions are passed at the Town Council meeting 1) asking the Dewey Police Department for a full exposition of thier participation in any federal surplus program; 2) engage auditors in a agreed upon procedures review that will include scrutiny of any funds generated by the police department, the beach patrol, and the building inspector; and 3) engage a comprehensive review of the police department and beach patrol policies and procedures that will be conducted by an independent consultant or consultants.
January 13, 2018 Commissioner Paul Bauer made a presentation to town Council defending the Police Participation in the program, and that no alternative presentation or questions were allowed.
January 23, 2018 DCA issued a Report citing facts from the 1033 programs own website, which contradicted Mr. Bauer’s presentation, and on its cover letter DCA invited Mr. Bauer to provide any questions with the facts that we had that were in contrast to his.
March 9, 2018 TGM presents the Agreed Upon Procedures review to the Audit Committee and Audit Committee recommends that the town should immediately engage TGM to undertake items 3 and 4 in the recommendations and comments section of the modified draft AUPR as phase 2.
March 10, 2018 Dewey Beach Police Department sends documents regarding participation in LESO (1033) Program to Town Council.
March 23, 2018 DCA sends petition with 135 signatures demanding that the Town Council provide the locations of all the equipment obtained from the
Military Surplus program and an accounting of the funds obtained from the sale of the equipment along with bank accounts where the funds were kept.
March 26, 2018 Town Council accepts the TGM Report and recommendations from the Audit Committee.
April 14, 2018 Commissioner Persinger presents report of the documents regarding the Dewey Beach Police Departments participation in LESO (1033) Program.
August 3, 2018 TGM presents Phase 2 report to the Audit Committee. Meeting prompts 2 resignations from the Audit committee and an arrest.
August 10, 2018 Town Council votes to accept the TGM Phase 2 report with a timeline to evaluate the LESO Program equipment and dispose of any equipment that is not necessary.
August 17, 2018 Audit Comittee meets and votes to approve the minutes of August 3, 2018 meeting
August 21, 2018 Marc Appelbaum sends email to Town of Dewey Beach attesting that he did not write or sign the letter approving the aqcuisition of Controlled equipment from the LESO program.
August 30, 2018 Town Manager and Chief of Police sign internal guidelines and new agreement for participation in LESO (1033) program without disclosure to Town Council until afterwares and not publicly disclosed until September 13, 2018.
September 14, 2018 Town Council discusses the Internal Guidelines and new agreement for participation in LESO Program and agrees to request a legal review of 2 sections that were changed.
October 20, 2018 Town Council discuss and approves proposed Law Enforcement Support Program Compliance Policy and Guidelines as amended by Commissioners Parsinger and Moskowitz.
November 6, 2018 Audit Committee meets to approve minutes from the August 17, 2018 meeting. Minutes from August 3 meeting are also changed.