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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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December 10, 2023

State Police Detectives Investigating Homicide in Wilmington

The Delaware State Police are investigating a homicide in Wilmington after one man was found dead in a vehicle Saturday night. On December 9, 2023, at approximately 7:17 p.m., troopers […]

December 8, 2023

State Police Issue Gold Alert for Missing Ellendale Man

Delaware State Police Troop 6 is issuing a Gold Alert for 29-year-old Albert Triplett of Ellendale, Delaware. He was last seen near the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue in Wilmington on […]

December 8, 2023

Homeless Sex Offender Notification

The following individuals are not wanted. This is a Homeless Sex Offender Public Notification. If you have information that the listed individuals are occupying a residence, please call 302-672-5306. Information may also be provided […]

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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