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Dover Police Graduate Three from Delaware State Police Academy 2-9-2015

The Dover Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of three recruits from the Delaware State Police Academy after completing six months of training.  The new officers, who were officially sworn in by Dover Mayor Robin Christiansen on Monday, will begin in-house(Phase II) training at the Dover Police Department.  The secondary training is designed to teach the new officers policies and procedures specific to the City of Dover Police Department.  Upon completion, the new officers will begin a 10-week Field Training program where each will work with experienced officers during that time.  Once each officer has satisfied their respective training requirements, they will be released to their designated patrol units.

-Cpl. Mark Hoffman
Public Information Officer

Dover Man Arrested on Heroin Charges

Complaint#:  50-15-3158     Date/Time:  Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:26PM

Location: Saulsbury Road North of Forrest Ave, Dover, DE


On Thursday February 5, 2015 at 8:26 pm officers from the City of Dover Police Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit/ Operation Safe Streets Unit  conducted a traffic stop on Saulsbury Road north of Forrest Ave in Dover, DE. Officers contacted all occupants of the vehicle and located 78 bags of heroin in the pocket of defendant Marshall L. Rivers 3rd (30). Rivers was arrested at the Dover Police Department and arraigned at JP#7. Rivers was committed to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in default of $15,500.00 secured bond and an additional $5,000.00 cash bond.


Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin tier 1

Possession With Intent to Deliver Heroin with an Aggravating Factor

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Violation of Probation

Officer Releasing this information:

Lt. David E. Spicer

Criminal Investigation Unit Commander

302-535-2827 (c)

Name: Marshall L. Rivers 3rd Age: 30 Resides: 100 Block of Willis Road Dover, DE
Name: Marshall L. Rivers 3rd
Age: 30
Resides: 100 Block of Willis Road Dover, DE