Delaware State Police Explorers-Open House Invitation


explorersDelaware What are the Delaware State Police Explorers and what do they do?

Our program consists of young men and women who have an interest in Law Enforcement. We participate in fingerprinting young children at community events; work the missing children’s area at the State Fair, and many more community events.  We also offer opportunities for the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference and the Federal Leadership Academies as well as the Delaware State Police Cadet Program.

We teach a variety of police procedures including fingerprinting, evidence collection, and patrol procedures. We strive to lead them down the right path and stand as positive role models. We also plan to instill leadership, responsibility, integrity, and commitment. Every Explorer Post is overseen and run by Delaware State Police Troopers.

We have minimum qualifications: a 2.0 Grade Point Average, mature, clean cut as well as clean shaven with no criminal convictions. This is not a discipline program. The age range is 14-20 years of age and at least in 9th grade.  The program consists of high school and college students.

Where and When: 

  • Troop 1 (Wilmington): 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Concord High School.
  • Troop 2 (Newark): 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Troop 2.
  • Troop 3 (Dover): 6:00 p.m., Monday, September 19, 2016 at Troop 3 & 6:30 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2016 at Greater Dover Boys and Girls Club located at 1683 New Burton Road Dover, DE.
  • Troop 4 (Georgetown): 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Sussex Central H.S.
  • Troop 5 (Bridgeville): 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2016 at Seaford H.S.
  • Troop 6 (Wilmington): 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Troop 6.
  • Troop 7 (Lewes): 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Sussex Central H.S.
  • Troop 9 (Odessa): TBA.


All interested students should be prepared to submit a $50.00 program registration fee at the Open House. Checks or cash is accepted. You will also need a copy of last year’s grades.  If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must be present to sign the registration.

We hope to see you at our Open House so we can explain more about our program and how to become a Delaware State Police Explorer.

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