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Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.

Troop 4, Georgetown Presents a “Year in Review” to the Communities We Serve

Date Posted: Friday, May 4th, 2018

The Delaware State Police Troop 4 Administration held a community meeting on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, 21911 Rudder Lane, led by Captain Rodney Layfield.  Troopers were privileged to have hosted a meeting where the public was provided with an overview of the great work done by the men and women of DSP Troop 4 in 2017.  Achieving a 35.3% reduction in Robberies, a 17.8% reduction in Burglaries, and 28.8% reduction in Shopliftings simply exemplifies the exceptional work the troopers are doing.  Moreover, when you examine many of our clearance rates of crime we demonstrate a deep desire to solve our crime.  With Aggravated Assaults having the highest clearance rate since 2008, Thefts having the highest clearance rate on record, and an overall reduction in crashes clearly shows the dedication of our troopers.

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 4 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:


  • Hosting Community Cafés at the McDonalds in Selbyville and Fenwick
  • Participating at the Brandywine Assisted Living Mother’s Day Event
  • Assisting with the Georgetown Elementary Career Day
  • Partnering with the DSP Mounted Patrol Unit for a Camp Barnes Demonstration
  • Participating in the Anti-Drug March in Georgetown
  • Hosting the DSP Trunk or Treat
  • Assisting with the Turkey Delivery at the Boys and Girls Club in Georgetown

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 for joining us to learn more about DSP T4.

Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe

Released: 050418 1433



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