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The Honorary Commander Program partners Delaware State Police Commanders with key community, business and political leaders ideally within the Commander’s respective troop area in order to foster a mutually beneficial partnership. Program goals include encouraging an exchange of ideas, experiences and understanding with the benefit of building and strengthening the bond between the Division and the communities we serve. This program also aims to increase the Division’s involvement in civic endeavors and organizations while integrating members of the local community into the Delaware State Police family.
Each DSP commander will be paired with a key member of the Troop community as their Honorary Commander for a term of one (1) year. During their tenure, the Honorary Commander will be invited to attend such Divisional ceremonial events as Academy graduations, promotional and award ceremonies and memorial services. Additionally, they will also be exposed to the Division’s operational mission through ride-alongs, training exercises and special unit familiarization. While the program’s primary objective is to provide insight into the inner workings of the Delaware State Police it is expected that the Honorary Commander will extend the same opportunities to their paired commander by exposing him or her to the Honorary Commander’s own professional environment.