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Delaware State Police

Our mission
is to enhance the quality of life for all Delaware citizens and visitors by providing professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services.

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A Message from the Colonel

On behalf of the women and men of the Delaware State Police, I welcome you to our website showcasing the many facets of our commitment to public safety around our state. In 2023, the Delaware State Police proudly enters into our 100th year of service to the citizens and visitors of Delaware in a manner befitting our mission statement. The mission 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. In our Centennial year of service we will continue to demonstrate the qualities of character and competence as we honor our rich tradition coupled with our progressive approaches to public service. We pledge to honor our oath of public safety and look forward to a second century of service in our great State.

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Colonel Melissa Zebley

Executive Staff Listing

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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 Engagement 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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Safety & Prevention Announcements

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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DSP Newsroom

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September 26, 2023

State Police Arrest Man on Weapon Charges Following Vehicle Pursuit

The Delaware State Police arrested 33-year-old William Timmons of Delmar, Delaware, on weapon charges following a pursuit that occurred yesterday evening in Delmar. On September 25, 2023, at approximately 8:55 […]

September 25, 2023

State Police Issue Gold Alert for Missing Maryland Man

Delaware State Police Troop 3 is issuing a Gold Alert for 41-year-old David Thomas of Hurlock, Maryland. David was last seen in the Dover area on September 15, 2023. Attempts […]

September 25, 2023

Troopers Arrest Man for Multiple Thefts from Vehicles in Newark

Delaware State Police arrested 35-year-old Ramone Shy of Wilmington, Delaware, for multiple thefts from vehicles Saturday morning in the Newark area. On September 23, 2023, troopers responded to multiple Newark […]

Accreditation Public Comment Portal

The purpose of this public portal is to receive comments regarding an agency's compliance with CALEA standards, engagement in the service community, delivery of public safety services, and overall candidacy for accredited status. These comments can be in the form of commendations or concerns. The overall intent of the accreditation process is to provide the participating agency with information to support continuous improvement, as well as foster the pursuit of professional excellence.


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