Image of Nancy Dietz, DYRS directorNancy S. Dietz began her tenure as the Director of Youth Rehabilitative Services in February of 2013.  She began her public service career with the City of Wilmington when she was hired as a police officer and retired at the rank of Inspector of Investigative Operations.   She served with the Department for 32 years and held several leadership positions as the Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division; the Drugs, Organized Crime & Vice Division; the Human Resources Division; and the Office of Professional Standards.

Nancy received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Pennsylvania State University and later received her Master of Science Degree in Leadership & Administration from Wilmington University.  She received her Police Executive Certification from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia and later became the F.B.I. Maryland / Delaware National Academy Associates President.

Nancy has volunteered and served the community in various ways throughout her career.  She spent over 20 years as a Big Sister to two city youths.  She has served the YMCA Resource Center and Walnut Street facility as a Board Member and was instrumental in facilitating the funding and planning for the YMCA Curfew Center, a community based program that promoted healthy life styles and positive outcomes.  Additionally, she served on the Military Service Academy Selection Committee for then Senator Biden and Senator Kaufman and currently is a board member for the ARC of Delaware, Prevent Child Abuse Delaware, and the Wilmington University Criminal Justice Advisory Board.