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Delaware State Police


Captain Jeffrey R. Evans

Delaware State police Troop 6 continues to be one of the busiest troops in the state, covering an area of 82 square miles, with an estimated population of 220,000 people. The troop area is comprised of a diverse socio-economic population, including the outskirts of the city of Wilmington, the towns of Elsmere, Newport, Newark, Stanton, and Hockessin. The troop sits on the busy corner of the Kirkwood Highway and Albertson Drive, and has been a fixture of this area for 30 years.

The Troop currently has 47 uniformed patrol troopers and 5 administrators. The command staff consists of Capt. Jeff Evans, Lt. John Slank and Lt. Ed Schiavi. The administrative assistants are Ms. Joni Melvin and Ms. Donna Newth, and our mechanic is Scott Ferguson. The year 2009 saw the retirement of the previous troop commander, Capt. Rick Pulling, as well as the traffic lieutenant, Lt. Mike Wintermantel. Lt. Schiavi started at the troop in September of 2009, while Lt. Slank and Capt. Evans were assigned to the troop effective mid-December 2009.

Troop 6 had 35,768 calls for service during the year with approximately 21,000 criminal complaints and 3,000 traffic complaints. In addition, the troopers attended several community events and civic association functions. The Troopers at Troop 6 value our relationship with the customers we serve.

To highlight any one event or trooper’s work would be a disservice. The year 2009 had many significant events and incidents including two instances where troopers saved someone’s life and many instances where troopers made arrests for felony crimes in progress. Troopers have made traffic stops that have lead to significant seizures of money, drugs and/or other contraband.

Troop 6 looks forward to continuing the delivery of professional, compassionate police services to the residents of our troop area in 2010. The Troopers at Troop 6 are well known as a group of highly motivated, energetic and professional police officers. They function in a highly demanding sector of the state, handling a multitude of complaints ranging from traffic issues to criminal homicide. Their dedication and commitment is beyond question.

- Information obtained from 2009 DSP Annual Report -

Last Updated: Wednesday, 14-Jul-2010 11:22:45 EDT
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