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Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Charges for Dover Woman 3-27-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-9676

Date/Time:   Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 12:08AM

Location:   N. DuPont Highway and Lepore Drive, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


A traffic violation led to firearms charges for Shakera Williams (33, Dover).  Williams was stopped at approximately 12:03AM on Tuesday, March 27th, in the area of Lepore Road and North DuPont Highway.  During the stop, officers could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 3.3 grams of marijuana and a handgun.  Williams was arrested without incident and released on $6,200 unsecured bond on the following charges:
-Possession of a Firearm During Commission of Felony
-Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon
-Possession of Firearm by Person Prohibited
-Possession of Marijuana
-Drug Paraphernalia

Shakera Williams


Residential Burglary 3-27-2018

Incident/Complaint#:  50-18-9672

Date/Time:   Between March 24th, 2018 and March 26th, 2018

Location:   Roundtree Drive, Dover East Estates, Dover, DE

Officer Releasing Information:   M/Cpl. Mark Hoffman, Public Information Officer


The Dover Police Department is investigating a residential burglary that occurred in the unit block of Roundtree Drive.  Officers responded to the home on Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 10:30PM after the resident discovered that her home was burglarized.  The resident advised officers that the home was vacant between 7:00PM on Saturday, March 24th and 10:30PM on Monday, March 26th.  During that time, an unknown suspect forced entry through a rear door and stole two televisions and a PlayStation game console.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (302)736-7130. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or on-line at http://www.tipsubmit.com.

Dover Police Department Earns CALEA Accreditation 3-27-2018

The Dover Police Department is pleased to announce that it has obtained re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., (CALEA®). following a November 2017 inspection.  The purpose of CALEA’s Accreditation Programs is to improve the delivery of public safety services, primarily by: maintaining a body of standards, developed by public safety practitioners, covering a wide range of up-to-date public safety initiatives; establishing and administering an accreditation process; and recognizing professional excellence. The body of standards were developed using source materials voluntarily submitted by pre-existing state programs and by many state and local law enforcement agencies nationwide. Those standards were based on case-law, state statutes, administrative mandates, model policies and professional management materials. There are a total of 484 standards. 

Benefits of Accreditation

-Improves officer and public safety
-Addresses high risk management Issues
-Promotes operational efficiency through policy development
-Provides a norm for the agency to judge its performance
-Provides a basis to correct deficiencies before they become public problems
-Requires agencies to commit policies and procedures to writing
-Promotes accountability
-Verifies compliance
-Provides a means of independent evaluation of agency operations
-Minimizes an agency’s exposure to liability
-Potentially reduces liability insurance costs
-Enhances the reputation of the agency, thereby attracting the best qualified candidates for employment
-Increases public confidence