About the Police Department
The Delaware State University Police Department is a 24-hour, 7 day a week, fully operational law enforcement agency. It is the primary law enforcement agency throughout the University and is responsible for the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Delaware State University Police Department is governed by state policies and procedures, general orders and University-wide policies.
The Department consists of armed police officers as well as unarmed security officers. All members of the Delaware State University Police Department are empowered to enforce University rules and regulations. In addition, Delaware State University Police are certified by the Delaware Council on Police Training and have full investigative and arrest authority throughout University premises, as well as on contiguous streets and highways and elsewhere in the state as provided by the law. Security officers do not have arrest powers, but do have the power to detain. Both sworn and non-sworn officers attend in-service training annually.