Delaware State Police

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.

The Explorers are aged from 14-20 years old and at least in 9th grade.  This program consists of high school and college students.

While in the program, Explorers are taught 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. We also show the importance of serving our community. Every Explorer Post is overseen and run by Delaware State Police Troopers.

We have the following minimum qualifications: mature, clean cut, clean shaven, 2.0 and above GPA, and no criminal convictions. This is not a discipline program.

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.


Troop 1 (Wilmington): Tuesday, September 19th & Wednesday, October 4th, at 7pm at Concord High School
Troop 2 TBA.
Troop 3 (Camden): Thursday, September 14th, at 6:00 p.m. at Troop 3.
Troop 4 (Georgetown): Wednesday, October 4th at 6:00 pm at Emergency Operations Center (Suscom).
Troop 5 (Bridgeville): Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30 at Seaford High School
Troop 6 (Wilmington): Tuesday, September 19th at 4:00 p.m. at Troop 6.
Troop 7 (Lewes): Wednesday, October 4th at 6:00 p.m. at Emergency Operations Center (Suscom), Georgetown.
Troop 9 (Odessa): TBA.


All interested students should be prepared to submit a $50 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 sign the registration.

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