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October 6, 2022

*Update – Victim Identified* Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Collision

Delaware State Police have identified the victim who died during a fatal pedestrian collision on October 1, 2022, in the Wilmington area as Susan Kovolski, 40, of Villanova, Pennsylvania. Delaware […]

October 5, 2022

Troopers Seek Public’s Assistance with Locating Wanted Subject

Delaware State Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Robert Cannon, 47, of Milford, Delaware. Robert has an active felony warrant out of Troop 5. Robert is described as […]

October 5, 2022

State Police Arrest Man for Attempted Robbery

Delaware State Police have arrested 61-year-old Jeffrey Cagle of Newark, Delaware following a robbery investigation that began on Saturday evening. On October 1, 2022, at approximately 9:43 p.m., troopers were […]

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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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