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July 3, 2020

*TRAFFIC ADVISORY* Troopers on Scene of Serious Crash at Mount Joy Rd and Lawson Rd- Millsboro

Millsboro- The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a motor vehicle crash east of the intersection of Mount Joy Road and Lawson Road on Mount Joy Road.  The crash […]

July 3, 2020

*Traffic Advisory* Troopers Investigating Serious Crash Old Furnace Rd. – Georgetown

Georgetown- The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a serious crash that occurred at approximately 1:06 p.m., this afternoon. As a result of this crash and ongoing investigation, […]

July 3, 2020

*Update Suspect Arrested* Pursuit Leads To Drug Charges and One Suspect Still At Large – Bridgeville

Bridgeville- The Delaware State Police have arrested 18 year-old Damaj Showell of Bridgeville, DE, on felony drug and related charges as a result of an incident that occurred on June […]







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 Nathaniel McQueen, Jr.

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