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Community Engagement

The Delaware State Police Community Engagement Unit was developed to foster positive relations with our communities in the First State as well as provide training and presentations to members of our community. The Delaware State Police believes our commitment and dedication to building partnerships and relationships with the residential and business communities across Delaware will only enhance our ability to be a highly effective law enforcement agency. Building stronger and safer neighborhoods fostered on trust of the Police. In an effort to achieve this, DSP maintains a presence in our communities’ schools, places of worship, neighborhood associations and civic organizations. By reaching out to communities in our jurisdiction in an open and honest fashion, we will build positive relationships and help to create safer communities and foster open dialogs on challenging issues and perceptions facing law enforcement and the communities we serve.


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Community Program Spotlight


Community Engagement - Milford Central Academy & Aviation
On May 7, 2024, Troopers engaged with Milford Central Academy students educating them on equipment used by DSP and an upfront showcase of our Aviation Unit.

Citizens Police Academy

The Spring 2023 Citizens Police Academy began on March 29 and concluded on May 24. The Delaware State Police Community Engagement Unit welcomed Delaware citizens from Kent and Sussex Counties to learn more about the Agency, its history and mission, and its civilian and sworn personnel. The Academy was hosted at the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center in Georgetown as well as Troop 7 in Lewes. The group saw numerous presentations and demonstrations from State Police specialized units. Some of the activities included tours of facilities and presentations from the Collision Reconstruction Unit, Public Information Office, Victim Services Unit, Motor Unit, 911 communications, and more! Each session lasted approximately two hours and was held on Wednesday evenings.

Please check back for updates on the date and location of the next Citizens Police Academy class and how to apply!


DSP Activity Book

Download the Junior Trooper Coloring & Activity Book using the link above.

DSP Patches


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Engagement Programs

From our Trunk or Treat Program, to our Neighborhood Watch Program, to our Seniors and Law Enforcement Together, we aim to continue our positive involvement with every area of our community. Please join us and get involved with our programs. We have multiple programs throughout the year and would love for you to participate in The Honorary Commanders Program, the Community Cafes, Art Contests and Safe Summer Days!

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The program is an excellent tool for us to effectively share crime prevention and safety updates, free community safety events, and urgent alert notifications.



Invite the Delaware State Police to your next event! Fill out our Community Event Request Form.

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