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February 7, 2023

Delaware State Police Investigate the Discharge of a Gun During High School Basketball Game

Delaware State Police are investigating the discharge of a gun inside the Appoquinimink High School that occurred Monday night during a high school basketball game. On February 6, 2023, at […]

February 6, 2023

State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision

The Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal collision involving a pedestrian that occurred in a Millsboro parking lot on Friday afternoon. On February 3, 2023, at approximately 12:44 p.m., […]

February 6, 2023

*Update- Victim Identified* Delaware State Police Investigating Serious Injury Crash into a Residence

The Delaware State Police have identified the victim involved in a serious crash that turned fatal in the Milton area on February 4, 2023, as Charles Maxwell, 20, of Milton, […]







A Message from the Colonel


On behalf of the men and women of the Delaware State Police I would like to welcome you to our website. The mission statement of the Delaware State Police is to enhance the quality of life for all Delaware citizens and visitors by providing professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services. The Delaware State Police is a progressive agency that is rich in tradition and we see our website as a chance to share both of those concepts with you. As a progressive agency we try to use technology not only to fight crime and enhance traffic safety, but also as a method to improve our communication with the public and the media. We hope that through our website we can provide you with a place to find the answers to your questions while sharing with you our rich and proud tradition as the Troopers of the First State.

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Sincerely,
Colonel Melissa Zebley

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