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Parking Rules and Regulations

The following rules and regulations have been to provide maximum use of the safety for the movement of pedestrians and vehicular traffic. These regulations apply to the regular academic calendar year and the summer sessions, but are subject to change as conditions warrant. Motor Vehicle Registration A.  All University faculty, staff and students and others who work on campus as contractors and vendors who operate or park a motor vehicle of any kind (car, truck, motor scooter or motorcycle) on campus (day or evening) must register their vehicle(s) with the DSU Police Department.  Campus is defined as any property owned, leased or operated by DSU. B.  Vehicles parked on campus must be registered within ten business days after the start of the academic term. C.  All vehicles must be registered in the name of the person who will be operating the vehicle on campus. The vehicle registration, vehicle insurance and one's driver's license are required at the time of registration. D.  A fee of $70.00 will be assessed to all individuals registering their vehicles, except the faculty and staff registering for lot 1 or 16. The cost of the permits will be pro-rated for the spring and summer sessions. E.  If the originally issued parking permit is lost or stolen, it must be reported immediately to the University Police prior to being able to purchase a replacement. The replacement fee is the same amount as the original fee. F.  If there is any circumstance in which a registered vehicle is sold or replaced due to an accident, the driver must remove the permit (even if it is in pieces) and take it to the DSU Police Department along with a copy of the police report or the new vehicle registration card (temporary or permanent) within 10 days. This is needed in order to purchase a replacement permit for $10.00. Failure to do this will result in the need to purchase a new permit at $70.00. G.  Permits are valid from the date of registration through August 31. H.  To purchase a parking permit go to  The purchase of a parking permit does NOT guarantee a parking space due to illegal parking. Lack of space is no excuse for parking illegally. WRITTEN PERSONAL NOTES PLACED ON THE VEHICLE WILL NOT BE HONORED. Parking Permits - Students A.  One valid permit will be issued per registrant; permits are not transferable. The responsibility for properly displaying the decal rests with the individual who was issued the permit. A permit is valid only when displayed properly. Decal-style permits must be affixed to the lower left corner (driver’s side) of the windshield. Note: If your car is registered in New Jersey, the decal must be displayed on the driver side window. Motorcycle and motor scooter permits must be affixed to the outside fork. B.  If circumstances (i.e. repairs or an accident) require you to operate a different vehicle temporarily; you must obtain a temporary permit from the Delaware State University Police Department. Display the temporary permit on the lower left side (driver’s side) of the vehicle’s dashboard so that it is visible through the windshield.  You must show the vehicle registration and insurance and must have a current parking permit for your primary vehicle before a temporary permit can be issued. Parking Permits - Employees A.  Employees may purchase two employee parking permit. Permits must be permanently affixed to the lower left corner (driver’s side) of the windshield. B.  If circumstances (i.e. repairs or an accident) require you to operate a different vehicle temporarily; you must obtain a temporary permit from the Delaware State University Police Department. Display the temporary permit on the lower left side (driver’s side) of the vehicle’s dashboard so that it is visible through the windshield.  You must show the vehicle registration and insurance and must have a current parking permit for your primary vehicle before a temporary permit can be issued. C.  Spouses of faculty and staff members who drive separate vehicles must register both vehicles separately at $70.00.  Children of faculty and staff who are students at the University shall register their vehicles as students and park in student lots. Parking Assignments It is important that ALL PERSONS PARK ONLY IN THEIR AUTHORIZED PARKING LOT and observe the parking rules and regulations at all times. Traffic Regulations A.  All motor vehicles are subject to University rules and regulations while on any campus property. The University assumes no responsibilities for loss or damage to private property. B.  Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times. C.  The maximum speed limit on campus is 15 miles per hour. During the change of class and in areas of pedestrian traffic, vehicles must be driven slower. D.  Vehicles will not be permitted to be driven on sidewalks with the exception of service/maintenance vehicles. All others must be approved by Delaware State University Police. E.  Any area on the campus that has been closed off by the use of barricades or other traffic control devices shall not be entered by any vehicle. F.  A person driving or otherwise in charge of a motor vehicle may not leave it unattended until the engine is stopped, the ignition locked, the key removed, and the brake effectively set. Operating Policy For All Service and Maintenance Vehicles A.  Loading/unloading deliveries: All vehicles must use the access roads to the designated loading and unloading areas. No vehicle will be allowed to park on the access roads to the loading areas. Loading areas and docks will be kept clear at all times except while loading or unloading. B.  No vehicles will be permitted to park or drive on the grass or landscaped areas of the campus. C.  No vehicle should operate at a speed of over 15 miles per hour. D.  Parking in no parking or yellow curb areas is prohibited at all times. E.  Parking is prohibited at all times in designated fire lanes. Violations A. TOW-AWAY VIOLATIONS (1) Parking in fire-lanes...$50.00 (2) Parking in driveways access ways, reserved spaces ...$50.00 (3) Parking in loading zones.... $25.00 (4) Accumulation of three or more unpaid parking tickets ... $30.00 (5) Driving or parking on grass or walkway ... $25.00 (6) Parking in handicapped spaces ...$100.00 (7) Parking in unauthorized parking lot...$30.00 (8) Abandoned vehicle…$30.00 B. SUSPENSION OF VEHICLE PRIVILEGES ON CAMPUS (1) Leaving the scene of an accident… $75.00 (2) Reckless Driving…$75.00 (3) Driving after privileges have been suspended…$75.00 C. MOVING VIOLATIONS (1) Unsafe operation of vehicle ... $25.00 (2) Failing to comply with roadway signs (one way, etc.) ... $30.00 (3) Speeding $25.00 plus $3.00 per mile over posted limit…$______ (4) Failure to stop at stop sign...$25.00 D. OTHER VIOLATIONS (1) Unauthorized use of permit. $30.00 (2) Lack of current parking permit ... $25.00 (3) No valid registration, proof of insurance ... $20.00 (4) Invalid/Expired license plate ...$20.00 (5) Loud Music/Noise from vehicle…$25.00             * Fines must be paid within 10 days (receipts will be issued): 1. In person at the cashiers office during normal business hours. 2. By check or money order during non-business hours at the Delaware State University Police Department.  3. By check or money order mailed to the listed address. 4. A late fee of $10.00 will be assessed for violations not paid or appealed within 10 days of issuance and an additional $25.00 if not paid within 20 days. * * There will be a $35.00 charge for returned checks. Parking and driving privileges on campus may be revoked for any single violation. THE INDIVIDUAL WHO REGISTERS A VEHICLE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL VIOLATIONS INVOLVING THE VEHICLE.  IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT REGISTERED, THE REGISTERED OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL VIOLATIONS INVOLVING THE VEHICLE. Penalties Students/Employees: As a courtesy, an email notification will be sent to the individual who received the parking ticket if their vehicle has been properly registered with Delaware State University and they have a valid email address listed. Fines will be placed on the violator’s Delaware State University account at Student Account Office. Once the fines are placed on your account, you may pay online, in person at the Cashier’s Office (Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building), or by mail to Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway; DSU Police Department; Dover, DE 19901. B.  Non-Students/Visitors: As a courtesy, Parking Services will send a notification letter to the registered owner.  Fines can be paid at the Cashier’s Office (Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building), or by mail to Delaware State University, 1200 N. DuPont Highway; DSU Police Department; Dover, DE 19901. C.  Loss of privileges and removal of a vehicle from campus at the owner’s expense may apply to the following violations: Accumulation of three or more unpaid parking tickets.  Operation of any motor vehicle in a manner as to create noise or smoke, operation which is unsafe or operation of a vehicle in a reckless or unlawful manner. Parking any motor vehicle in a restricted area (adjacent to fire hydrants, access ways for fire and rescue apparatus). Failure to register a vehicle properly or falsification of information. D.  If your vehicle has been towed, contact Delaware State University Police Department at (302) 857-7911.  All outstanding ticket must be paid prior to the vehicle being released. Appeals If you wish to contest a parking ticket, all appeals must be submitted at  Appeals must be submitted within 10 days of the date of the ticket.


Instructions on Applying for a Parking Permit You can now order your parking permit online at https:/  To order a parking permit, have your driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance available and follow these instructions: Visit using either Mozilla Foxfire or Google Chrome web browsers, Internet Explorer will not work. Click on the box that says "Buy Permit." Enter your D# and select if you are registering as a faculty/staff member or student. Select the lot in which you wish to apply for and click on add the item box. Proceed to the checkout. Sign into your account if you have one, if not you must create one. Fill out the permit information and upload the required information. If you are unable to upload the information, you can bring it to DSU Police Department and someone there will be able to copy the information for you. Click continue. Select payment method, then click continue. Checkout, review your order and agree to the terms and conditions. Check the complete box. Make sure you get an order number, if you do not receive one, your application was not successfully submitted.  You will now await an email that will inform you if your order was approved or denied. If approved, the email will contain information on how to get your temporary permit. If denied, the reason will be included in the email. Once you receive your permit in the mail, you must return to to activate it. Then, permanently affix the permit to your window as per the rules and regulations so that it will be valid. Your permit should reach you 7-10 days once approved.  

Emergency Alerts

The DSU Emergency Alert system enables the University to provide timely notification of any potential or actual emergency/threat that may exist – whether it is a weather event, an environmental mishap such as a chemical leak, a fire, a criminal threat or any other type of emergency. In the case of any such emergency, DSU will have the capability to contact you immediately via cell phone (both voice and text message), home or residence hall phone, email, Facebook and Twitter, to inform you of what has transpired and what precautions are needed. The DSU Emergency Alert broadcasts messages to any and all means of contact provided; therefore, it is incumbent upon the University community to provide and update contact information as it becomes available and/or changes.  Please read the disclaimer below and follow the login instructions to subscribe to the DSU Emergency Alert system! Disclaimer: Any and all information requested by Delaware State University (DSU) is strictly for the purposes of the DSU Emergency Alert system. The University will not under any circumstances distribute or sell any of the information provided, unless express consent is given by the provider. The information requested will be stored internally and used to instantly alert the provider of any and all emergencies that may provide a clear and present danger. If in fact the information requested is not provided, the University will not be held liable or responsible if individual parties cannot be reached in the case of an emergency.   Login Instructions Students, Faculty and Staff Access the Login Page. Type in your DSU email address in the Username box and your password. *Note: if this is the first time accessing the system enter your DSU D number (*ALL UPPER CASE) as the password. Click on Login. Verify your contact information and update if necessary. If this is your first time accessing the system, change your password. Click Update to save your changes. If you are unable to access your account, please contact Roberto Brito at: Unsubscribe from service Once you graduate or are no longer associated with the University, you can go to the bottom of the registration page and click on: (Click here to remove yourself). It is important that you retain your login information to review and update your profile. Contact DSU Police at: 302-857-7092 if you have problems or questions.  

Start By Believing

There is no shame when your loved one dies. When your car is stolen. When you’re diagnosed with cancer. Friends and loved ones gather around you for support. They don’t blame you for “bringing it on yourself.” It should be the same with sexual violence. Rape and sexual assault are just as unpredictable, just as devastating. But all too often, victims who have the courage to tell someone what happened are blamed for bringing it on themselves. A terrifying attack becomes a source of shame, not support. And the pain—and shame—ripples with destructive effects on families, communities, and the very fabric of our society. Sexual violence hurts everyone. —brochure developed by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) to introduce the Start by Believing public awareness campaign   Delaware State University Police Department Embraces the "Start By Believing" Public Awareness Campaign Delaware State University Police Department shares in the concern for victims of sexual violence and the desire to support their needs for justice. Research estimates that as many as 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men are victims of sexual assault in their lifetimes (Center for Disease Control, 2012 Summary Report), yet most will not report the crime to law enforcement (U.S. Department of Justice, Victimization Not Reported to the Police, 2006-2010); and research documents that victims are most likely to disclose their sexual assault to a friend or family member, and when these loved ones respond with doubt, shame or blame, victims suffer additional negative effects on their physical and psychological well-being (Rape Abuse & Incest National Network); Delaware State University Police department embraces  "Start By Believing" public awareness to improve the responses of victims of sexual assault so that we can help victims to access supportive resources and engage the criminal justice system.  Make your personal commitment to Start by Believing. 

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Message from the Chief of Police We Are Committed to Serve & Protect The primary responsibility of the Delaware State University Police Department is to provide a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and all who work and visit our University; and we solicit your support and active participation in our safety and security efforts. Police Department personnel work closely with federal, state and local enforcement agencies to gather intelligence and resources utilized in proactive policing at Delaware State University. Equally important is the relationship with our community partners who provide diverse resources which aid in the overall mission of the University Safety. The continuing safety initiatives of the Delaware State University Police Department include: A progressive, highly visible patrol force A mass notification system An expansive Emergency Blue Light System A proactive Crime Prevention program, designed to educate and inform all university personnel on the "best practices" to take to avoid becoming a victim And a vibrant partnership with various student groups, our staff, and faculty, as well as with Dover Police, Delaware State Police, and our other law enforcement partners   Harry W. Downes, Jr. Chief of Police Director of Police Department   About the Police Department The Delaware State University Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency throughout the University, responsible for the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. We are a fully operational law enforcement agency that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As a community-oriented policing organization, we are committed to a partnership with the community in which we pledge to provide high-quality community policing programs and services. Our mission is to work with all members of the campus and the communities to preserve life, maintain human rights, protect property, and ultimately enhance the quality of life on campus and in the community.  The Delaware State University Police Department is governed by the Policy & Procedure and General Orders Manual, as well as University-wide Policies. We currently employ approximately 30 sworn and non-sworn members. This number includes the Chief of Police, Operational officers and Administrative staff. We are a legally appointed law enforcement agency whose sworn personnel have all the powers of law enforcement officers generally, including the authority to make arrests, as well as the legal authority to carry and use firearms in defense of the State in the performance of their duties. Our security officers do not have arrest powers, but do have the right to detain. Both sworn and non-sworn officers attend in-service training annually.

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Safety The Delaware State University Police Department is the primary law enforcement agency throughout the University, responsible for the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors.  The Delaware State University Police Department is a 24-hours, 7 days a week fully operational law enforcement agency, located at 1200 N. DuPont Hwy (Bldg 52), Dover, DE 19901; contact number is 302-857-7911.  Delaware State University Police Department is governed by Policy & Procedure and General Orders Manual, as well as University-wide Policies. The Department consists of armed Police Officers who have the authority to make arrest, and unarmed Security Officers who do not have arrest powers, but the right to detain. COMPLAINT AGAINST DSU POLICE PERSONNEL: It is the policy of the Delaware State University Police Department to investigate any and all complaints or reports of employee misconduct. Any member, student, employee and/or parent can file a complaint against a member of the DSU Police Department.  When a complaint has been filed from a person outside of the Police Department, the complaint is not needed in writing. Once a complaint has been filed against a department member, the Administrative Lieutenant will conduct a thorough internal investigation of the allegation in accordance with Delaware state law, the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, and Delaware State University Police Department Policy and Procedures. complaint form. Police Department also keeps comprehensive records on all law enforcement/security activities and actions, in accordance with the Clery Act federal law: Dover Campus Clery Report Walking Escort Service The Delaware State University Police Department is dedicated to the safety and security of the campus community it serves. The Police Department provides an escort service on campus which consists of a walking partner for students, staff, faculty and visitors to or from any location on campus or within the designated escort perimeter. The escort service is conducted by Police Department Personnel and DSU Police Cadets, and is operational nightly. To arrange for escorts, contact DSU Police 302-857-7911, and an Officer/Cadet will be dispatched to your location.  Cadets wear identifiable clothing, to include a DSU Police Cadet Uniform, displaying a patch which reads “Delaware State University Cadet”, and are equipped with a means of communication and a flashlight.  Safety Corner Always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Walk with a confident attitude. Avoid walking alone at night. Walk in a group or take the University shuttle when possible. If those things are not possible, call the DSU Police Department for an escort When walking alone, make sure to use well-lighted paths and sidewalks while taking the most direct route Use crosswalks and pedestrian crossing signals to safely cross streets All suspicious activity should be reported to the Delaware State University Police Department (302-857-7911) immediately. The timely reporting of information is key to a successful investigation, the recovery of stolen property and a successful prosecution (criminal and/or judicial) Keep your doors locked. Do not prop open residence doors Do not lend your keys, ID card or PDI card to anyone! Report maintenance problems (broken locks, windows, etc.) to Residence Life immediately.  Attend Security Awareness programs held on campus throughout the school year. Identify your valuables! Register your valuables (computer, bicycle, stereo, etc.) with the DSU Police Department Be aware of campus and local crime trends. Remember to educate yourself because you are your best protection