Since taking office in 2007, Beau Biden has fought tirelessly to protect Delaware's most vulnerable citizens, and refocused the Department of Justice to work more efficiently and effectively.
Beau Biden’s career in public service extends well beyond his past four years as Delaware’s Attorney General.
He is a major in the Delaware Army National Guard and returned from a year-long deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Iraq in 2009. His unit, the 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, was deployed in October 2008 and returned home in September 2009. In 2001, Beau served as Interim Legal Advisor for the United States Department of Justice in post-war Kosovo, helping the war-torn nation develop a law enforcement and criminal justice system.
As Attorney General, protecting the
most vulnerable among us,
especially children, is Beau’s top priority.
Beau began his career in public service shortly after graduating from the Syracuse University College of Law, clerking for Judge Steven McAuliffe of the United States District Court in New Hampshire from 1994 to 1995. Beau then joined the United States Department of Justice, where 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 then served as a Federal Prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia from 1997 until 2002.
Beau worked in private practice from 2002 to 2006.
As Attorney General, protecting the most vulnerable among us – especially children – is Beau’s top priority. That’s why he created the Child Predator Unit within the Department of Justice, and the Child Predator Task Force in partnership with 43 law enforcement agencies across the state. Dedicated to keeping kids safe in their homes, in the community, and online, the Task Force has led more than 100 investigations since its inception, and has delivered a message of Internet safety to thousands of students throughout Delaware. Beau also successfully pushed for tough new mandatory prison sentences for child predators and distributors of child pornography.
His Attorney General’s office is also:
- 1 Leading the charge to fight back against violent crime
- 2 Standing up for seniors
- 3 Helping consumers who have been defrauded
- 4 Protecting our environment against illegal pollution and
- 5 Helping guard homeowners against mortgage fraud.
Beau is a graduate of Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware, the University of Pennsylvania and the 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 – Natalie, 5, and Hunter, 4.