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Get to Know Dover Police’s School Resource Officers 8-19-14

With the help of a grant obtained by the Parkway Academy, the Dover Police Department has added another School Resource Officer (SRO) to their youth division, bringing the total number of officers in the unit to four.  Learn more about the Dover Police Department’s Youth Division and the officers below:

Parkway Academy-Pfc. Terrence Knight
Patrolman First Class Terrence Knight will be assigned to the Parkway Academy, located in the Duncan Depot, as a full time officer for the school that is responsible for the education of 200 children.  The Parkway Academy Central is  an alternative discipline school that provides a  comprehensive program of individualized educational, psychological  and social services to youths who have been recommended for an alternative school  placement.
Email: terrence.knight@cj.state.de.us

Central Middle School-MCpl. Keith Hester
Master Corporal Keith Hester will once again patrol the halls of Central Middle School where he is well known as “Officer Keith.”  Hester is an Enrique Camarena Award Winner for his efforts in youth outreach and drug/crime prevention in the schools.
Email: Keith.hester@cj.state.de.us

Dover High SchoolCpl. Demetrius Stevenson
Corporal Demetrius Stevenson’s location may change, but the school remains the same.  Stevenson will once again be assigned to the Dover High School, tasked with patrolling the massive new high school on the west side of the city.  Stevenson also aids in coaching several athletic programs, participates in extra-curricular activities with students, and has a unique way of connecting with a wide range of students that has led to his popularity among students.
Email: demetrius.stevenson@cj.state.de.us

Gang Resistance Education And Training-Cpl. Michael Konnick
Corporal Michael Konnick will once again return to William Henry Middle School, instructing sixth graders in the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.).  G.R.E.A.T.  is an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula. The Program is intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence, and gang membership for children in the years immediately before the prime ages for introduction into gangs and delinquent behavior.  The G.R.E.A.T. Program offers a continuum of components for students and their families that focus on providing life skills to students to help them avoid using delinquent behavior and violence to solve problems.  When not teaching, Cpl. Konnick will visit elementary schools in the City of Dover and handle school-related criminal complaints.
Email: michael.konnick@cj.state.de.us

Pictured: Cpl. Demetrius Stevenson (Left), Cpl. Michael Konnick (Top Center) MCpl. Keith Hester (Center Bottom), Pfc. Terrence Knight (Right)
Cpl. Demetrius Stevenson (Left), Cpl. Michael Konnick (Top Center)
MCpl. Keith Hester (Center), Pfc. Terrence Knight (Right)


Police Issue Warning to Incoming College Students In An Effort to Prevent Quality of Life Issues

As area colleges welcome students back to campus, the Dover Police Department typically sees an increase in loud party complaints and underage drinking violations.  The department has taken a zero tolerance approach to these quality of life violations in previous years and is issuing a warning to college students that this year will be no different.

Parties/Loud Noise
The department is reminding the public that audible music and bass outside of 50 feet is illegal and can result in fines ranging from $50-$107.  If a person is renting a residence and receives 2 or more noise violations within a 12 month period, they are subject to mandatory eviction as well.  Violators may also be charged with Disorderly Conduct and/or other applicable criminal charges.

Underage Drinking/Alcohol Violations
It is no secret that alcohol use is a major concern on college campuses across the country.  The department will proactively enforce all alcohol violations to include underage drinking, providing alcohol to underage persons, open containers, and other applicable state laws/city ordinances.  Open container violations can result in a minimum of a $25.00 fine and underage drinking violations begin at $100.00.  Other associated acts such as littering, lour parties, disorderly conduct, and lewdness will also be heavily enforced.

The Dover Police Department requests that students new to the area, particularly those attending Wesley College, to be mindful of the parking signs in the downtown areas.  On weekday nights, there is no parking permitted on certain street sides to allow for cleaning.  Each street is clearly marked with signs providing the days and times parking is not permitted.  Violators will be ticketed and fines will increase if not paid on time.

The department will heavily enforce these violations, especially in the downtown college and residential districts.  Students cited or arrested for ANY criminal violation or city ordinance violation are also subject to disciplinary proceedings by their school.  While the department wishes for each student to SAFELY enjoy their college experience in the capital city, we must ensure students do so without disturbing the quality of life for the residents around them.

Traffic Stop Nets 133 Bags of Heroin, Arrest of Dover Man 8-19-14

Incident #: 50-14-21669     Date/Time: August 18th, 2014 at 12:06PM

Location: North State Street/Lepore Road (Traffic Stop), Dover, DE

Officers with the Dover Police Department’s Safe Streets Unit arrested a Dover man with 133 bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Monday afternoon.  Safe Streets Officers stopped a black Jeep Cherokee in the area of North State Street/Lepore Road for a moving violation and the driver having a suspended license.  During the stop, the driver (Tony McClain) originally gave the officers his brothers name and personal information to the officers.  Officers were quickly able to determine that McClain was lying about the information he gave and was arrested for criminal impersonation.  A search of McClain led to the discovery of a large plastic bag containing heroin in the McClain’s pants.  A further search of the Jeep Cherokee led to the discovery of 3 additional bags of heroin on the side of the driver’s seat.  In total, 133 bags of heroin for a total weight of 1.995 grams was discovered, classifying the amount as a Tier 1 Quantity.

Heroin Seized from August 18th Arrest
Tony C. McClain Age: 32 Charges:  Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Aggravating Factor (Tier 1 Qty) Possession w/ Intent to Deliver Heroin Criminal Impersonation Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Traffic Charges
Tony C. McClain
Age: 32Charges:
Possession of Controlled Substance w/ Aggravating Factor (Tier 1 Qty)
Possession w/ Intent to Deliver Heroin
Criminal Impersonation
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Traffic ChargesBond: $22,000 Unsecured