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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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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 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 9, 2018

Troopers Investigating Serious Crash – Middletown

Middletown, Delaware– The Delaware State Police are investigating a serious crash that occurred yesterday during the early morning hours. The incident occurred on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at approximately 3:04 a.m., […]

December 8, 2018

Verizon Scam Alert Advisory

The Delaware State Police is providing a Scam Alert Advisory. This is a general alert which covers any part of the State of Delaware. The Delaware State Police have recently […]

December 8, 2018

Troopers Make Annual Holiday Visits

This week the Delaware State Police, with the support of the Delaware State Troopers Association (DSTA), made their annual holiday visits to schools and hospitals throughout the state. Troopers had […]







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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