The Delaware State Police is a full service law enforcement agency currently seeking highly motivated individuals who have a strong desire to serve others. We are a diverse organization offering a starting salary over $64,000, excellent health plan; 6 weeks paid vacation, 20 year pension; 12 Hour shift schedule; and Paid VA benefits for military during training. Minimum Qualifications include: US Citizen; 21-39 years of age; 60 college credits or 30 college credits with 2 years of active duty military service or 2 years as a Delaware certified police officer or out of state Trooper; No felony conduct; Good driving record and be Physically fit.
A Delaware State Trooper performs the following duties of patrol, investigation, troop duties, maintenance activities, and special assignments:
- Patrol duties involve directing traffic, assisting lost, stranded or disabled motorists, approaching motorists on routine or non-routine violations, making arrests, processing prisoners, controlling crowds, and supporting other troopers in stressful situations. Other patrol duties involve inspecting and safeguarding property, responding to bank alarms, chasing violators on foot, and checking buildings at night for burglaries. Investigative duties include interviewing complainants and witnesses, interrogating suspects, aiding injured people, handling motor vehicle crashes and crime scenes, responding to complaints involving vicious animals, using deadly force, and executing search and seizure warrants, as well as arrest warrants.
- Troopers are required to perform troop duties such as sending and receiving radio, phone and electronic messages; maintaining troop records, responding to telephone inquires concerning such things as road conditions, locations, and the law; and preparing written memoranda and reports.
- Troopers must maintain a good personal appearance and physical condition. Troopers are tested on a regular basis throughout their career to ensure they maintain sufficient aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, coordination, flexibility, percentage of body fat, and sufficient levels of neurological senses to safety and effectively perform job functions. Other responsibilities include proper care of division equipment, uniforms, and vehicles; and maintaining a clean and orderly troop.
- Assignments are varied and may include testifying in court, securing major disaster areas, participating in community and public relations programs, escorting dignitaries, conducting speeches or lectures, training recruits and or counseling youth. Scheduling includes working weekends, holidays, overtime, and in inclement weather. Assignments may be physically demanding including shift work. Patrol officers normally work a 12-hour rotating shift, working a maximum of 3 consecutive days. Troopers are frequently required to either substantially delay or forego regular meals.
The duties of a trooper may become unpredictably hazardous and require acute use of senses to discern various stimuli of danger. Troopers typically operate alone, and backup assistance is frequently not immediately available. Troopers are often required, without preparation, to run long distances, traverse rough terrain quickly, climb obstacles, remove injured or unconscious people from harm’s way, engage in physical confrontations using offensive and defensive tactics to subdue combative individuals, and to effect forceful arrests.
The Delaware State Police is currently accepting applications for its next academy class. Visit our website at www.becomeatrooper.com to download an application. Questions can be directed to a Recruiter at 302-739-5980 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Delaware State Police is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.