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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 Hero that made the ultimate sacrifice in the month of July


Delaware State Police Fallen Hero Trooper Christopher SheaChristopher SheaRibbon
On July 18, 2004, Corporal Christopher Shea, 31, was tragically killed by a repeated drunk driver on Route 1. A car that had been involved in a hit and run accident just moments before was driving northbound on the southbound side of Route 1. Corporal Shea was driving into Sussex County and had not heard dispatch make the broadcast since each county broadcast on a different channel. He was coming around a bend and tried to avoid the car, that he saw at the last minute but the two cars hit head on. The collision instantly killed the other driver and Corporal Shea was taken to Milford Memorial and pronounced dead. Corporal Shea was first assigned to TROOP 5 in Bridgeville, Delaware, after coming on the force in July 2000 but after a leave of absence for a broken pelvis was reassigned to Troop 7 so he could be closer to his family. Corporal Shea had just been promoted to Corporal on the Friday before he died, and was an esteemed law enforcement officer. Shea is a former U.S. Marine and came from a large family in New Jersey. He married Susan Cleaver Shea of Lewes whom he had met while he was a security officer at Farleigh-Dickinson University in New Jersey. They resided in Milton Delaware and had two children a son, Christopher Jr. and a daughter Elizabeth. Services for Corporal Shea were held on July 22, 2004 at Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes, Delaware and he was laid to rest in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery.



Fallen Trooper Kevin J. Mallon



State Trooper Challenge Coin Display Stands

Delaware State Police 2017 Challenge Coin

To download the order form, click here.

The DSP Museum is taking prepaid orders for these beautiful display stands.
They are being offered in 2 sizes (12" and 18") and three stains (maple, cherry and mahogany). 
The maple stain is almost a clear coat.
These stands are solid wood and, therefore, very heavy. 
They cannot be shipped through the Departmental Mail. 
Cost - 12" - $55.00 - 18" - $65.00.
Options for delivery and cost involved:
Pick-up at the museum or shipped through the postal service. 
Shipping within Delaware- $12.00.  Shipping outside Delaware- $19.00.

Orders will be accepted until July 20th. 
Production and delivery should be accomplished in late August.


Wills for Troopers Seminar

Delaware State Police Wills for Troopers Seminar


Gift Ideas

Looking for the unexpected? Click here to view our gift selection and show your support of the
Delaware State Police Museum at the same time. Click here to view our Newsletter and see the latest quarterly special.

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