We will begin accepting applications for the 46th Trooper Youth Week in Spring 2017, tentatively early March.  The dates for 2017 TYW will held Monday, June 26, 2017 through Friday, June 30, 2017.

All completed applications must be submitted to the TYW Coordinator via the DSP Academy located at 1441 N. DuPont Hwy Dover, De 19901.

If you need additional information, please contact us at dsptyw@state.de.us or 302-672-5459

Trooper Youth Week Flyer
Trooper Youth Week Application

The Delaware State Police & American Legion annually host Trooper Youth Week (TYW) at the Delaware State Police Training Academy in Dover, Delaware. This is a week-long live-in academy designed to give high school students who are sincerely interested in law enforcement an opportunity to experience the rigors of training that police officers receive at the Delaware State Police Academy. This is a physically and mentally challenging week for applicants.


The students are selected from a competitive pool, are required to participate in daily physical training as well as a variety of classroom instruction ranging from crime scene and accident investigation. Daily physical training will include outdoor running, approximately 1.5 miles a day, pushups and sit-ups. The program is facilitated by Uniform Troopers assigned to the Delaware State Police Training Academy. There is no cost to the student to attend this training.

High School Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores are encouraged to complete an application. This can be done by downloading the application directly from our website or contacting a School Resource Officer at their respective school. Students are not permitted to bring jewelry, candy, gum, any electronic devices, Ipod’s, radios, cellular phones, etc. Male Applicants will be required to be clean shaven every day with a military haircut. Females will be required to wear their hair in a bun; if appropriate. No earrings, nose rings or belly rings will be permitted.

If you need additional information, please contact us at dsptyw@state.de.us or 302-672-5459