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Our Mission

The Delaware State Police is a progressive agency, rich in tradition, that enhances the quality of life for all Delaware citizens and visitors by providing professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services.

Do you have what it takes?

  • To perform the duties of State Trooper, an applicant must demonstrate good judgment, thoroughness, conscientiousness, common sense, motivation, and enthusiasm for the job. Troopers must be dependable and willing to get involved in order to help deal with the problems of today’s society. Troopers must be able to assume responsibility, make decisions often under pressure, work without supervision, follow orders, function in physical danger, act under pressure, communicate well, and combine physical and mental resources.
  • U.S. Citizen
  • 21-39 years of age
  • 60 accredited college credits
    or 30 credits with 2 years active duty military service
    or 30 credits with 2 years as a DE certified police officer
    or 30 credits with 2 years as an out-of-state Trooper
  • No felony conduct
  • Current valid driver license and good driving record
  • Physically fit




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  • Competitive salary – starting salary is $80,481
  • Excellent pension plan – (Mandatory retirement at 55, the option to retire at 20 years, further details are available upon request or should be referred to the Pension Office and/or their website)
  • Take-home car with state-of-the-art information technology after 18 months
  • 12-hour shifts with option of standby status for court
  • State-share health insurance
  • Division-issued equipment and uniforms, with dry cleaning delivered to the troop
  • Six weeks paid vacation a year with liberal sick leave
  • College tuition assistance
  • Deferred Compensation/Investment Plan
  • Tax-deferred medical/child care program
  • Blood Bank membership
  • Eligible for DSP Credit Union Membership
  • For those in the Guard or Reserves, State of Delaware employees are entitled to 240 excused military hours per year for military training.


About the Job


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Become a Trooper YouTube Videos


These videos are funded in part through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, subgrant DB20-2907.

Delaware State Police Additional Information



Delaware State Police Hiring Process

103rd Recruit Class

Application Process: CLOSED 

Please keep a close eye on your email for your invitation and any updates.

104th Recruit Class


Class scheduled to begin
in the Spring of 2025.




“How to Succeed: In the Hiring Process” Seminars

No seminars scheduled at this time.

Please check back for future dates.

For the latest information  Follow us on Instagram  @dsp_recruiting and Facebook @dsprecruiting.

Recruiting 2024 Calendar of Events

Below is the 2024 Calendar of Events for the Delaware State Police Recruiting Unit. A Recruiter will be present at all of the listed events, ready and willing to speak with you about your potential career as a Delaware State Trooper.



Regarding Trooper Application

Call (302) 739-5980

Email Cpl/3 Adam Jewell

Email Cpl/3 Kristin Carroll

If you need to make updates to your application

Recruiting Outreach Coordinator
Marty McWilliams


Human Resources Recruiting Associate
Cindi Konnick


Regarding Civilian Applications

Call: (302) 672-5473

or Email Michelle Koprowski

Background Investigators

If you are a background investigator, other agency requests should be forwarded with a signed authorization to release information to the Delaware State Police at


The Delaware State Police is an equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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