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Delaware State Police Museum

The museum is open to the public and we invite you to stop by and visit us.

Scene of the Crime

The State Police investigate and solve crimes throughout the State of Delaware.

The Delaware State Police was founded in 1923

Here you'll find 10 decades of State Police history.

1946 Ford 2 Door Coupe

On display at the museum along side a 1941 Ford 2 Door Coupe.

Delaware State Police Helicopter

The helicopters are used for police and paramedic services.

Trooper Dan

Trooper Dan is an integral part of our outreach to the community youth.

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Civilian Recognition Initiative

Delaware State Police Civilian Recognition

The completed form can be mailed to the DSP Museum at P.O. Box 430, Dover, DE 19903 or emailed to DSP_Museum@state.de.us - note the underscore between DSP and Museum. Click here to download the Civilian Recognition Information Form.

A Memorial Tribute to our Fallen Heroes

Delaware State Police Fallen Heroes Memorial Book

Click here to view a Memorial Tribute to our Fallen Heroes.
Those who gave the ultimate sacrifice - their life.

We honor our Fallen Heroes that made the ultimate sacrifice in the month of April

 

Delaware State Police Fallen Hero Trooper Raymond B. WilhelmRaymond B. WilhelmRibbon
1920-1951
Trooper Raymond B. Wilhelm, 31 years of Wilmington, Delaware lost his life on Memorial Day, May 30, 1951 as he made a deeply humanitarian but vain attempt to swerve his patrol vehicle away from a mongrel dog which was in the roadway. A graduate of the University of Delaware and a four year veteran, Trooper Wilhelm died shortly after the accident on U.S. Route 40 near Glasgow, Delaware. Following his accident, Trooper Wilhelm was rushed to Delaware Hospital where ironically his sister, Margaret E. Hughes, a nurse, was attending to another trooper who had been injured in an accident eleven days earlier. Joining the force in 1947, Trooper Wilhelm was stationed at Troop 5 (Bridgeville) for one year and then transferred to Troop 2 (State Road). He had served in the U.S. Army in World War II and achieved the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the artillery. His troop commander, Captain Winfield Cochran, described Raymond Wilhelm as “one of the finest troopers on the force, a man of outstanding qualities and a splendid brother officer.”

 

Delaware State Police Fallen Hero Trooper William I. JearmanWilliam I. JearmanRibbon
1937-1979
On May 12, 1979 Lieutenant William Jearman, 42, died in the Delaware Division Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware after a short illness. He was serving, at the time of his death, as the Assistant Director of the Traffic Section for the Delaware State Police. Lt. Jearman was at home, preparing for departure to attend an out-of-state law enforcement course. In 1963, William Jearman entered police work as a patrolman with the Ocean City, Maryland Police Department. The following year he was appointed to the Delaware State Police. Lieutenant Jearman is survived by his wife Alice and two daughters, Tracy and Patricia. Following funeral services, he was buried in the Roxanna Cemetery, Roxanna, Delaware.

 

 

 

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Fallen Trooper Kevin J. Mallon

 

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The latest DSP Challenge Coin has been SOLD OUT

Delaware State Police 2017 Challenge Coin

Delaware State Police Challange Coin 2018

This coin is the third in a series of collectible coins. Each production run is limited to 200 coins. They will not be duplicated. When they sell out, we move on to another design. Contact the museum if you are interested in obtaining one or more coins. The coins do come in either gold or silver.

Wills for Troopers Seminar

Delaware State Police Wills for Troopers Seminar

 

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