Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center
The Delaware State Police was established in January of 1920, largely as a result of roads being paved. This increased traffic and speed, which made people fearful of those wanting to break Prohibition laws. It has since grown to an agency with more than 600 troopers. The Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center was created to prepare for the future by studying the past.
Backstory and Context
In addition to studying the past, the museum also shares insight with visitors on how the Delaware State Troopers are preparing to serve deep into the 21st Century. Guests can learn about law enforcement methods, substance abuse prevention, highway safety efforts and many other topics. Specially-trained troopers and other staff are assigned to the museum.
Visitors can view patrol cars and motorcycles and sit at a 911 command and control console. Exhibits on display include: Criminal Investigation Methods, Highway Safety Efforts, Community Services and Safety Education Activities, Uniforms and Weapons and more. Most exhibits feature information from the past and present.
A memorial dedicated to fallen troopers is located outside the museum. It was added to the complex in 1975. The museum also includes meeting and training facilities as well as a gift shop.