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November 27, 2021

Troopers Arrest Delmar Man on Drug and Weapon Charges Following Traffic Stop- Seaford

Seaford- Delaware State Police arrested 32-year-old Troy Smith of Delmar, MD, on drug and weapon charges following a traffic stop Friday night. On November 26, 2021, at approximately 7:51 p.m., a trooper […]

November 27, 2021

Troopers Arrest New Castle Man on Multiple Burglary and Theft Charges- New Castle

New Castle– The Delaware State Police have arrested 34-year-old Brian Gallagher in connection with multiple burglaries and related charges. The incidents started in early October 2021 when Troopers began investigating […]

November 26, 2021

Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision- Laurel

Laurel- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred this afternoon on Sycamore Road at the intersection to Beaver Dam Branch Road. On Friday, November 26, […]







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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Colonel Melissa Zebley

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