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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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December 13, 2018

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Smyrna Woman-Smyrna

Smyrna– The Delaware State Police is issuing a Gold Alert for Fabiola Flores, 72 who was reported missing on Thursday, December 13, 2018 and was last seen on December 10, […]

December 13, 2018

Troopers Searching for Wanted Subject – Townsend

Townsend – The Delaware State Police are searching for Edward Benson III, 37, of Townsend, after he failed to appear in New Castle County Superior Court on Violation of Probation […]

December 13, 2018

Troopers Arrest New Castle Man after Pursuit – North Wilmington

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police have charged a New Castle man with multiple offenses after he led them on a pursuit while driving under the influence of drugs. The […]







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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