Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III took office as
Delaware's 44th Attorney General in January 2007. As Attorney
General, he has actively pursued measures to better protect
children, families and communities across the state.
Attorney General Biden created
the Delaware Department of Justice Child Predator Unit to
track and prosecute child sex offenders, and he helped pass
state legislation strengthening Delaware's sex offender
registry statute. He implemented a Family Division, the first
in the country, to streamline law enforcement resources on
fighting domestic violence, protecting Delaware's families,
and reducing juvenile crime. He established a Community
Prosecution Program throughout New Castle County and expanded
efforts to fight nuisance crimes in neighborhoods across the
Beau Biden's public service
began at the United States Department of Justice in 1995. From
1995 to 1997, he served as Counsel in the Office of Policy
Development, working on a variety of issues, including those
related to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, the
Violence Against Women Act, and with regard to missing and
exploited children. General Biden served as a Federal
Prosecutor in the United States Attorney's Office in
Philadelphia from 1997 until 2002.
In 2001, General Biden served
as Interim Legal Advisor for the United States Department of
Justice in post-war Kosovo.
Beau Biden was engaged in
private law practice from 2002 until his election as Attorney
General Biden serves as a major
in the Delaware Army National Guard's Judge Advocate General's
Corps and is assigned to the 261st Signal Brigade in Smyrna,
Delaware. In October 2008, the Unit was activated for a
12-month deployment to Iraq. After completing that deployment
with his Unit, Attorney General Biden returned to the Delaware
Department of Justice in October 2009.
Beau Biden is a graduate of
Archmere Academy in Wilmington, Delaware, the University of
Pennsylvania and Syracuse University College of Law. He was
born and raised in Delaware and currently lives in Wilmington
with his wife Hallie and their two children.