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The Delaware State Police Community Outreach 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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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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November 15, 2018

Troopers Investigating Armed Robbery – New Castle

New Castle – The Delaware State Police are investigating the armed robbery of a New Castle area Burger King that took place Wednesday night. The incident occurred at approximately 10:25 […]

November 15, 2018

*UPDATE* Gold Alert Canceled for Missing Dover Man

Dover– The Delaware State Police is canceling the Gold Alert issued for Lydell Hall, he has been located. Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Man-Dover Presented by the Director of Public Information, Sergeant […]

November 15, 2018

*UPDATE* Gold Alert Canceled for Missing Dover Man

Dover– The Delaware State Police is canceling the Gold Alert issued for Jeremy L. Johnson, he has been located. Gold Alert Issued for Missing Dover Man-Dover Presented by the Director of Public Information, […]







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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