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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 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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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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April 20, 2019

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest – Dagsboro

Dagsboro – The Delaware State Police have charged 24 year old Devontay D. Jones of Laurel with multiple drug related offenses as a result of a traffic stop that took […]

April 20, 2019

Homeless Sex Offender Notification

Dover– The following subjects are not wanted. This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification. If you have information that the listed subjects are occupying a residence, please call 302-672-5306. Information may also […]

April 19, 2019

Troopers Arrest 18-Year-Old for Burglary and Assault-Houston

Houston- The Delaware State Police have arrested an 18-year-old after he broke into a residence and assaulted his girlfriend. The incident occurred on April 18, 2019 at approximately 11:25 p.m., when […]







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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