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Superintendent Colonel Melissa Zebley

Delaware State Police Hosting 51st Annual Trooper Youth Week This Summer

Date Posted: Monday, January 29th, 2024

Trooper Youth Week Cadets in formation

The Delaware State Police and the American Legion are sponsoring the 51st Annual Trooper Youth Week from Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21, 2024.

Trooper Youth Week is a week-long live-in Academy program designed to give high school students who are sincerely interested in law enforcement an opportunity to experience the rigors of training that police officers receive at the DSP Academy in Dover. The program is both mentally and physically challenging.

The students are selected from a competitive pool and are required to participate in daily physical training, as well as, a variety of law enforcement-related classroom instruction. Daily physical training will include outdoor running, push-ups, and sit-ups, among other exercises. The program is facilitated by uniform troopers assigned to the DSP Training Academy and school resource officers from across the state.

High school seniors, juniors, and sophomores are all encouraged to apply. Applications can be downloaded directly from our Trooper Youth Week website or by contacting a school resource officer at their respective school. There is no cost to the student to attend this training.

The deadline to submit the application is 4 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Any questions can be directed via e-mail to or by calling 302-672-5457.

Trooper Youth Week Flier with application and program information

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