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March 5, 2021

Dover Man Arrested for Assault- Dover

Dover– Delaware State Police arrested 42-year-old David T. Harmon of Dover for assault following an incident on Wednesday evening. On March 3, 2021, at approximately 6:57 p.m., troopers responded to […]

March 4, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads to Weapon and Drug Arrest- Newark

Newark- Delaware State Police arrested 38-year-old Robert Brown of Fredericksburg, VA, and 31-year-old Thomas Smith of Woodbridge, VA, on weapon and drug charges following a traffic stop on Wednesday afternoon. On March […]

March 3, 2021

Harrington Man Arrested on Criminal and Weapon Charge Following an Attempted Burglary Investigation- Harrington

Harrington– Delaware State Police arrested 47-year-old Michael J. Jopp of Harrington on criminal charges following an incident that occurred on February 27, 2021. On February 27, 2021, Delaware State Police […]







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 Melissa Zebley

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