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September 21, 2021

*UPDATE-Subject Located* Troopers Issue Gold Alert for Harrington Woman- Harrington

Harrington, DE- Delaware State Police Troop 3 is cancelling the Gold Alert that was issued on September 20, 2021, for Kayla E. Williams, 24, of Harrington. Kayla has been located. Troopers […]

September 20, 2021

Troopers Issue Gold Alert for Harrington Woman- Harrington

Harrington, DE- Delaware State Police Troop 3 is issuing a Gold Alert for Kayla E. Williams, 24, of Harrington. Kayla was last seen on September 18, 2021, at approximately 6:25 […]

September 19, 2021

Two Injured in Crash near Millsboro

Millsboro – The Delaware State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred early Saturday evening northeast of Millsboro. The incident occurred around 9:20 p.m. Saturday September 18, 2021 […]







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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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Sincerely,
Colonel Melissa Zebley

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