Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
The Delaware State Police Troop 5 Administration held a community meeting on Wednesday, March, 28, 2018 at Heritage Shores located at 1 Heritage Shore Circle, Bridgeville, led by Troop 5 Commander, Captain Alice Brumbley. Troopers were privileged to have hosted a Town Hall Meeting where the public was provided with an overview of the great work done by the men and women of DSP Troop 5 in 2017. Achieving a 12.5% reduction in Robberies, a 34.2% reduction in Burglaries, a 2.9% reduction in Thefts, as well as a 5.1% reduction in overall crashes simply exemplifies the exceptional work the troopers are doing. Moreover, when you examine many of our clearance rates of crime against the national averages, we demonstrate a deep desire to solve our crime. A Robbery clearance rate of 47.7% versus the national average of 29.3%, a Burglary clearance rate of 37.9% versus the national average of 13.1%, and a Theft clearance rate of 36.4% versus the national average of 20.4% clearly shows the dedication of our troopers to solve crime when it occurs.
Equally important to our crime fighting and traffic enforcement measures is our commitment to suppress and prevent crime through our community outreach and engagement efforts. In 2017, Troop 5 embarked on several community based programs to build trust, open lines of communication, foster positive and open relationships that are inclusive of all citizens and the police, all aimed at crime reduction and making our communities as safe as possible. Some of the most memorable events in 2017 included:
These pro-active efforts not only provide the community with a better understanding of the Delaware State Police, it also enhances Troopers awareness of the various cultures that exist within the communities they serve.
We truly appreciate and thank all those in attendance, including Senator Brian Pettyjohn and Sussex County Council President Michael Vincent for joining us to learn more about DSP T5.
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe
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