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Delaware State Police

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for all Delaware citizens and visitors by providing professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services.

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A Message from the Colonel

On behalf of the dedicated women and men of the Delaware State Police, I warmly welcome you to our official website. As the Superintendent of the DSP, I take great pride in leading a team of dedicated service professionals who are committed to protecting the safety and well-being of the residents and visitors of our great state. Our overarching goal is to enhance the quality of life for all Delawareans and visitors by delivering professional, competent, and compassionate law enforcement services. This website is a gateway to connect with the DSP and stay informed about our efforts to maintain public safety. Whether you are seeking information on crime prevention, employment opportunities, community outreach programs, or the most recent news from our agency, you will find valuable resources and insights here. In our pursuit of excellence during our second century of service, we will continue to embody the core values of character and competence while blending our rich tradition with progressive and innovative approaches to public service. Thank you for your interest and support as we continue to safeguard our communities' well-being.

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Colonel Melissa Zebley

Executive Staff Listing

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The Delaware State Police is committed to public safety by providing resources essential to sustain healthy and secure communities.

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The Delaware State Police Community Engagement Unit was developed to foster positive relations with our communities in the First State as well as provide training and presentations to members of our community.

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The Delaware State Police is dedicated to providing its employees consisting of sworn Troopers and civilian personnel with competitive salaries, benefits, and services in recognition of their commitment to public service.

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Safety & Prevention Announcements

The following public service announcements contain information, guidance and recommendations for personal safety and crime prevention.

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Professional Licensing

The Professional Licensing Section licenses/regulates security guard, firearm guard, private investigator, armored car and alarm industries, as well as pawnbrokers, secondhand dealers, scrap metal processors, constables, bail enforcement agents and HR 218/CCDW permits for retired DSP only.

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DSP Newsroom

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June 22, 2024

*Update – Victim Identified* State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash Near Milton

The Delaware State Police have identified 18-year-old Shayla Montgomery of Linwood, Pennsylvania, as the woman who died in the fatal pedestrian crash early Friday morning near Milton. Delaware State Police […]

June 22, 2024

State Police Issue Gold Alert for Missing New Castle Teenager

Delaware State Police Troop 2 is issuing a Gold Alert for 17-year-old Robert Newton of New Castle, Delaware. Robert was last seen on June 21, 2024. Attempts to locate him […]

Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.


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