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May 5, 2021

Millsboro Man Arrested and Charges Pending for Bethany Beach Man After Incident on Saturday Night- Millville

Millville, DE- Delaware State Police arrested 41-year-old William L. Mitchell of Millsboro, and charges are pending for a 26-year-old male of Bethany Beach after an incident at Hooked Up Ale House on Saturday […]

May 5, 2021

*Update- Victim Identified* Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash- Cheswold

Cheswold– Delaware State Police have identified the pedestrian killed in a fatal motor vehicle crash on Sunday, May 3, 2021, on Seven Hickories Road as 42-year-old Erick S. Dunfee of Clayton, […]

May 4, 2021

Delaware State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian Crash- Cheswold

Cheswold- Delaware State Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash that occurred early Sunday morning. On May 2, 2021, at approximately 4:50 a.m., a white Saturn Outlook was traveling westbound […]







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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