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Dover Police Department Accepting Applications for Citizen’s Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy (CPA) is a program that meets once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00p.m-9:00pm from September 10th-November 12th, 2019.  This program is designed to provide members of the Dover community with additional knowledge about their police department. It allows citizens of Dover to become more educated on Dover Police Department procedure and the pressures associated within law enforcement. We seek and invite a diverse group of people who either live in or work in the City of Dover to apply.  You do not have to be a Dover citizen to attend.  There is no cost to attend the Citizen Police Academy.


The purpose of the Citizen Police Academy is to accomplish three goals:

  1. To educate community members in Dover Police Department procedures and the pressures associated within law enforcement
  2. To allow the citizens of Dover to meet the men and women who serve them
  3. To provide Dover Police Department officers the opportunity to meet and hear from the citizens they serve.

Citizen Police Academy members are given a realistic view of the Department.
Topics presented include:

  • Community Policing
  • “Meet the Chief”
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Search and Seizure
  • Communications
  • Internal Affairs
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Crisis Negotiation Team
  • Crime Scene Processing and Forensics
  • Patrol Operations
  • Canine Unit
  • Vice
  • Special Response Team
  • Use of Force Training
  • Traffic Stops
  • Public Affairs

The academy meets once a week at the Dover Police Department on Tuesday evenings from 6pm-9pm.

Presentations consist of lectures, demonstrations, videos, computer presentations, and “hands on” participation. Each participant is given the opportunity to ride with an officer for one shift.

How to Obtain an Application

There are three ways to obtain an application for the Citizen’s Police Academy
1-Pick up in person at the Dover Police Department
2-2019 Citizen’s Police Academy Application

Media representatives are welcome and encouraged to apply.


For further information contact:

M/Cpl. Lawson
Planning and Training Unit
Dover Police Department
400 S. Queen Street
Dover, DE 19904

Driver Under Influence of Heroin Charged with DUI/Vehicular Assault Following Crash 7-10-2019

Incident/Complaint#:  50-19-21532

Date/Time:  Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 12:11PM

Location: East Loockerman Street at S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE

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


The Dover Police Department charged 61-year-old John Stroud with Driving Under the Influence and Vehicular Assault (2nd Degree) as the result of a vehicle crash that occurred on Tuesday, July 9th at approximately 12:11PM.    Stroud was operating a vehicle eastbound on Loockerman Street, in the westbound lanes, approaching S. DuPont Highway.  Stroud’s vehicle entered the intersection, striking another vehicle driven by a 46-year-old male who was then transported to a nearby hospital for non-life threatening injuries.  

During the investigation, it was discovered that Stroud had used heroin prior to operating his vehicle.  

Stroud was then released on an O.R. Bond by Justice of the Peace Court #7 on the following charges:
-Driving Under the Influence
-Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree
-Driving without a License

John Stroud
Age: 61
Dover, DE