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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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October 23, 2019

Search Warrant Leads to Drug and Weapon Charges-Seaford

Seaford- The Delaware State Police have arrested 35-year-old Damon L. Dillard and 51-year old Bonnie L. Cannon remains at large after a search warrant led to the discovery of drugs and […]

October 22, 2019

Gold Alert Issued for Missing Georgetown Woman

New Castle – The Delaware State Police are issuing a Gold Alert for 41 year old Janel Hudson of Georgetown, who was last seen at approximately 3:19 p.m., Monday, October […]

October 21, 2019

*UPDATE #2* Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Incident-Newport Gap Pike

Wilmington – The Delaware State Police are continuing to investigate an incident that occurred at approximately 9:05 a.m., Monday, October 21, 2019, at a residence located in the 4000 block […]







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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