Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center


The Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center houses the history of the Dover police force and all state Delaware police forces. The history of the state police goes as far back as 1906 when it was formed. It was decided police were needed in order to keep order. By the 1920s traffic cops were also added.

Another exhibit at the museum includes vehicles used by the Delaware State Police. Some of the vehicles include a 1941 Ford 2 Door Coupe, 1946 2 Door Ford Coupe, 1998 Crown Vic, and 1971 Bell Helicopter Jet Ranger.

Uniforms are also on display in the exhibition building. Uniforms begin with the 1920s and move up through the 2000s. About every decade is showcased with regards to uniforms. Other displays are of Delaware State Police patches such as the 1929 diamond pendant or 1944 diamond patch. The Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center has a museum store and amphitheater. It is a place in Dover for residents and visitors to learn about their proud State Police History from its very beginnings.

The museum can be found at 1425 North DuPont Highway. Hours are Monday through Friday 9am to 3pm, and every 3rd Sunday 11am to 3pm.

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