The Delaware State Police employs over 200 civilian (non-merit system) employees who support the uniformed troopers by performing clerical functions, telecommunications, fingerprint identification, criminal history verification, victim services, automotive maintenance, administrative positions such as human resources, information support services, and fiscal management as a well as positions in our crime lab. Click here for a list of benefits for our full-time positions.
$37,458 + $2,000 shift differential
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One large component of civilian positions is the telecommunications field. Telecommunications Specialists in our Communications Section work in the Public Safety Answering Points (911 centers and HQ Communications). They perform duties of answering emergency calls, relaying information to uniformed officers via computers, two-way radios, telephones, and ensuring accurate communications with other agency emergency responders. The telecommunications specialists require working a rotating shift, weekends, and holidays. There are PSAP's in all three counties. A minimum of a high school diploma (or GED), computer skills and the ability to speak clearly over the radio and telephone is required. The selection process for this position consists of computerized tests, oral interview, and background check.
The Telecommunications Specialists who work in the data communications center located in the Delaware Emergency Management Center in Smyrna, input/monitor information in the computerized system that links all the criminal justice agencies nationwide. These positions also require working a rotating shift, weekends, and holidays. A minimum of a high school diploma (or GED), computer skills and the ability to speak clearly over the radio and telephone is required. Click on the position below to get a complete job description.
Delaware State Police applications are accepted for civilian positions when vacancies exist. Click here for application. No posting number will be required.
All applications are to be returned to:
Delaware State Police
Human Resources Office
P.O. Box 430
Dover, DE 19903
(or State Mail Locator D130A)
For additional information and/or applications, please contact the Human Resources Office at (302) 672-5473
or email Gail Ament
Family Medical Leave Act Poster
12 paid holidays
15 paid sick days per year (accumulative)
15 paid vacation days per year (increases after 3 years of service)
Thirty year retirement with a full pension (early options available)
Health insurance programs
Medical and dental coverage available
Tuition assistance and reimbursement available for college and professional development
Employees Federal Credit Union
Blood Bank of Delaware membership
In-service training to include a host of free computer-related training courses
State of Delaware job openings available here
The Delaware State Police is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer.