What to Expect
If you are interested in becoming a police officer, you may be wondering where to start. Find out what qualifications you must meet, as well as how to succeed in the process below.

When And Where to Submit Applications
For the position of Police Officer the Dover Police Department will always accept applications. Although the department only runs testing occasionally to create eligibility lists, you can submit your application to our Training Unit at any time, and it will be kept on file until its eligibility expires.

Testing for the 2017 cycle will be held on April 1st and 2nd, 2017.  You can find more details by clicking on the TESTING & RECRUITING EVENTS link below. 

Applications can be mailed or delivered to:
Dover Police
Attn: Planning and Training Unit
400 South Queen Street
Dover, DE 19904

The Dover Police Department has stopped accepting applications for the 2017 hiring process.  All applications received after March 10th, 2017 will be saved for the 2018 process.


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Part-Time Police Cadet

Job Requirements

The primary duties will include Patrol of assigned areas in the Downtown Dover and the Dover Public Library area on foot to enforce City of Dover Ordinances and to assist other police personnel as directed; assist in the administrative and operational goals of the department.  Learn more about the demands of this position at:

Necessary Skills

This position requires excellent communications skills as well as a valid driver’s license along with a high school diploma, attendance in college is preferred.  An in-depth background investigation and pre-employment drug and alcohol screening will be conducted.

Company Benefits

To apply, submit a City of Dover Police Department employment application and resume along with a cover letter to: City of Dover Police Department, 400 South Queen Street, Dover, DE 19904. An application can be obtained from the City of Dover’s Police Department website at: DOWNLOAD DOVER POLICE CADET APPLICATION

Hourly Rate: $12.00

Closing Date: September 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM

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