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.

Download Application for City of Dover Police Officer (pdf)

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 will stop accepting applications for the 2019 hiring process on March 19, 2019.  All applications received after March 19, 2019 will be saved for the 2020 process.  Applicant testing for the 2019 hiring process will be held in April with dates, time, and location to be included in a letter sent to all applicants.



Part-Time Police Cadet

(19 hours per week)

The City of Dover is currently recruiting for part-time Police Cadets with an application deadline of June 10th, 2019.  The essential functions of these positions will be to provide law enforcement assistance to the Police Department.

The primary duties will include Patrol of assigned areas in the Downtown Dover and the Dover Public Library area to enforce City of Dover Ordinances and to assist other police personnel as directed; assist in the administrative and operational goals of the department.  OFFICIAL DOVER POLICE CADET PROGRAM


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. A physical fitness test is required. To apply, submit a City of Dover Police Department employment application and 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: .  The City of Dover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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