The Dover Police Department proudly employs over 100 sworn officers in addition to professional support staff to serve the City of Dover. Join our team and Be the Difference.
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.
The Dover Police Department provides a variety of opportunities for career advancement and specialties. Click EXPLORE DPD for more information.
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.
Applications can be mailed or delivered to:
Attn: Planning and Training Unit
400 South Queen Street
Dover, DE 19904
Applications can also be e-mailed to:
The Dover Police Department continually accepts applications for police officers. The department is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 hiring process until September 1st, 2021. Any applications submitted after September 1st, 2021 will be held for the next hiring process, typically held in April of each year.
- SALARY & BENEFITS
- HIRING PROCESS
- HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE HIRING PROCESS
- TESTING & RECRUITING EVENTS
Information about Civilian Employment Opportunities can be found at: Dover Police Civilian Employment