Delaware State Police

Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit – 3rd Annual Operation BACKpack Project


Presented by the Director of Public Information Sergeant Richard D. Bratz

The Delaware State Police Community Outreach Unit has established a program to assist elementary school aged children in need with the necessities for school. Troopers are asking for help with any donations to fill each child’s back-pack with school supplies.

Troopers assigned to the Statewide Community Outreach Unit have initiated this program and are working with organizations in their communities to collect and donate school supplies for children in need. Donations can be taken to Headquarters in Dover or to any Troop statewide by anyone wishing to help. Each Troop will have a box in their lobby for supplies to be dropped off for the project.  The donations will be collected from July 10 to August 11, 2017 and the donations will be presented for the 2017-2018 school year, prior to school starting. A list of supplies needed for the students are listed below:


No. 2 pencils

Spiral notebooks

Washable Crayola crayons box of 24

Large pink erasers

Pencil cases

Colored pencils

Washable markers

Loose leaf wide ruled paper


Composition books

3 ring binders

Plastic folders with pockets

Tissue boxes

Hand sanitizer

If you need to contact any of the Troopers in the Community Outreach Unit, their information by region is listed below:

Master Corporal Mike Austin

(New Castle County)


Corporal/1 Heather Imhof

(Kent and Southern New Castle County)


Master Corporal Ricky Hargis

(Eastern Sussex County)


Corporal/2 Juanita Huey-Smith

(Western Sussex County)


Please help the Delaware State Police give to the students who will need the essential supplies and materials for a successful school year.

Thank you for your help.

Please see attached flyer.

Released: 071017 1451



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