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Delaware State Police

Trooper Youth Week


Trooper Youth Week June 17-21, 2024
Applications are now being accepted.
If you need additional information, please contact us at or (302) 672-5457.

Trooper Youth Week Flyer
Trooper Youth Week Application
Trooper Youth Week Introduction

The Delaware State Police & American Legion Department of Delaware annually host Trooper Youth Week (TYW) at the Delaware State Police Training Academy in Dover, Delaware. This is a week-long live-in Academy 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 Delaware State Police Academy. This is a physically and mentally challenging week for applicants.

The students are selected from a competitive pool, are required to participate in daily physical training as well as a variety of classroom instruction ranging from crime scene and accident investigation. Daily physical training will include outdoor running, approximately 1.5 miles a day, pushups and sit-ups. The program is facilitated by Uniform Troopers assigned to the Delaware State Police Training Academy and School Resource Officers from across the state. There is no cost to the student to attend this training.

High School Seniors, Juniors, and Sophomores are encouraged to complete an application. This can be done by downloading the application directly from our website or contacting a School Resource Officer at their respective school. Students are not permitted to bring jewelry, candy, gum, any electronic devices, cellular phones, etc. Male Applicants will be required to be clean shaven every day with traditional military style haircuts. Females will be required to wear their hair in a bun; if appropriate. No earrings, nose rings or belly rings will be permitted.
If you need additional information, please contact us at or 302-672-5457.

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