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Dover Police Department Welcomes Facility Canine

The Dover Police Department is adding a four-legged friend to their agency and it’s not your typical K9 officer.  In a partnership with Canine Companions, the Dover Police Department is proud to announce the arrival of Roy, a Labrador and Golden Retriever Mix, as their new Facility Dog.  The Dover Police Department became interested in a facility dog program after meeting Nikko with the New Castle County (Delaware) Police Department and learning about the success their agency has had with the program.  Established in 1975, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of service dogs in the United States.  Their presence in Delaware isn’t limited to the New Castle County and Dover Police Departments.  The University of Delaware hosts the largest collegiate puppy raising program in the Canine Companion organization, with anywhere from 5-9 dogs being raised on campus at any time.

Roy, who is named after Roy Gold, a late volunteer with Canine Companions, was matched with PFC Lee Killen during a two-week training program in Long Island, New York after being raised in New Hampshire.  Officer Killen and Roy will be assigned to the Dover Police Department’s Community Policing Unit.  Roy’s primary role with the department will be to serve as an ambassador for the department, attending community outreach events, meetings, school visits, and used to help calm and comfort crime victims, witnesses, and anyone else who may be afraid, uncomfortable, or nervous during a situation.  In the short time that Roy has been with the Dover Police Department, he has already become the most popular officer in the building. 

Chief Thomas Johnson made the following statement regarding Roy’s arrival:  “Like every other member of the Dover PD team, Roy is a highly trained professional with a love for service. He has a skill set beyond comfort and therapy, and clearly different from our other working dogs.  This makes him a perfect addition to our Community Policing mission.  He has something to offer everyone, but perhaps his most valuable skill is getting people together in moments filled with positivity.  He will make Dover even stronger than it already is.  Welcome aboard Roy!”

Roy and his handler will be attending the Dover Police Department’s National Night Out on August 3rd, 2021 at the Dover High School where the public can meet him at his first large community event.

Canine Companions Fact Sheet

Roy with his handler, PFC Lee Killen

Roy as a pup













Probationer Arrested on Gun and Drug Charges

Incident Number: 50-21-22229

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 at 3:18 p.m.

Location: 400 Block of New Castle Avenue, Dover, DE

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department and Delaware Probation and Parole arrested Gregory Robinson (20) on Wednesday afternoon.  Officers received information that Robinson, who was on Level 3 probation, was in possession of a handgun.  Robinson also has an active Protection From Abuse (PFA) against him by the owner of the home and a No Contact Order with an occupant of the home that he was in.  Both of the subjects who had the order against him were also inside the residence when officers made contact.  During a search of the residence, officers located a handgun, ammunition, 10.2 grams of marijuana, and multiple digital scales.  Robinson was taken into custody without incident and committed to SCI on a $83,200 cash bond in addition to a Violation of Probation on the following offenses:
-Possession of a Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited (3x)
-Possession of a Firearm/Ammo by Person Prohibited with Active PFA/No Contact Order (4x)
-Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana
-Breach of Release (2x)
-Drug Paraphernalia

Greg Robinson
Dover, DE
Age: 20


UPDATED: Gold Alert Issued for 37-Year-Old Smyrna Man





UPDATE (August 3rd, 2021): The Gold Alert for Christopher Naylor has been cancelled after he was located by Delaware State Police on August 3rd, 2021.  

Incident Number: 50-21-22276

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 29th, 2021 at 2:30 a.m.

Location: See narrative

Contact:   Dover Police Department Public Information Office
Sergeant Mark Hoffman   Email: Mark.Hoffman@cj.state.de.us


The Dover Police Department is issuing a Gold Alert for a 37-year-old Smyrna man.  Christopher Naylor was last seen on July 28th, 2021 at approximately 10:00 p.m. at the Sleep Inn located at 1784 N. DuPont Highway.  Naylor is a white male, 6’1″ tall, approximately 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.  A clothing description was not available at the time of the report.  Naylor made statements to a relative that are cause for concern for his health and safety.  

If you have any information on Naylor’s whereabouts, please call 302-736-7111.