Dover International Speedway has announced that James E. “Jim” Hosfelt Jr., former Dover Police Department Chief of Police, has been hired to serve as the company’s security manager.
In this role, Hosfelt is responsible for the day-to-day security operations at the Speedway, including both tripleheader NASCAR race weekends each year, as well as the Firefly Music Festival, Run or Dye 5K and other special events. This includes the supervision of all event security staff; gate admission processes such as wanding and bag searches; infield security; surveillance cameras; and more.
He will also coordinate all public safety operations during special events at the Speedway, which includes working closely with local and state police, as well as government agencies to ensure safe event experiences for the hundreds of thousands of visitors the track gets each year.
“We’re truly lucky to bring someone with Jim’s experience on board,” said Ed Klima, sr. director of public safety and track operations at Dover International Speedway. “His already established relationships with public safety agencies at both the local and federal level, as well as his law enforcement background, have made him a perfect fit for this role.”
Hosfelt comes to Dover International Speedway after a 25-year career at the Dover Police Department that saw him retire as Chief of Police. Prior to that, Hosfelt served in the United States Air Force from 1980 to 1988. Originally from Cumberland, Md., he is currently working towards his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wilmington University.