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November 14, 2019

*UPDATE #2* Susan Ledyard Death Ruled a Homicide

Wilmington- The Delaware Division of Forensic Science has officially classified the death of 50 year old Susan M. Ledyard of Wilmington as a homicide, due to blunt force trauma and […]

November 14, 2019

Troopers Investigating Shots Fired Incident – Seaford

Seaford – The Delaware State Police are investigating a shots fired incident that occurred just after midnight. The incident occurred on November 14, 2019 at approximately 12:06 a.m., when Troopers […]

November 14, 2019

Troopers Arrest Dover Man for Aggravated Menacing- Dover

Dover- The Delaware State Police have arrested 19-year-old Daevon C. Stratton for aggravated menacing. The incident occurred on November 13, 2019, at approximately 12:02 p.m., when Troopers were dispatched to […]







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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