Chief Marvin C. Mailey

On behalf of the Dover Police Department I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website.  The men and women of our agency are proud to continue a tradition of  professional quality service to our city. Within this website you will find useful and interesting information about our department and the various services we provide to the citizens of Dover.

The Dover Police Department is an accredited law enforcement agency responsible for the primary law enforcement needs of the State’s Capital.  With an authorized strength of 101 officers, the Dover Police Department is responsible for the delivery of law enforcement services to a city encompassing more than 40 square miles, nearly 40,000 residents, and handling 43,000 calls for service per year.

The men and women of the Dover Police Department are critical to its success; however, we cannot do it alone. Citizen commitment and engagement is needed. Through community relationships we seek to better serve the members of our community. We invite you to become involved with the Dover Police Department and assist us in solving crime and addressing quality of life issues.  Our officers understand that we must work closely with community stakeholders in an effort to strengthen trust and reduce crime in the City of Dover.

The Dover Police Department is always looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and energetic people of excellent character and integrity to join our agency.  If you would like to become a member of our family and be part of a top law enforcement organization as an officer, or professional staff, please contact the department’s Planning and Training Unit.

We intend for this website to be an avenue in which the police department can exercise transparency and keep citizens informed.  I also encourage you to visit our website often, as well as our social media accounts (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram), and downloading our mobile app through the MyPD program that is available on Android and Apple devices.

About Chief Marvin C. Mailey

Chief Mailey was sworn in as the 14th Chief of Police of the Dover Police Department on May 10th, 2017. Chief Mailey has served with the Dover Police Department since 1993.  Prior to his employment with the City of Dover Police Department, Chief Mailey served in the United States Air Force from 1985-1989 as a Law Enforcement Specialist.  From 1989 until 1993 when he was hired by the Dover Police Department, Mailey served as a Corrections Officer with the Delaware Department of Correction.   During his time with the Dover Police Department, Marvin Mailey has served in the Patrol Unit, Drugs, Vice, and Organized Crime Unit, Community Policing, and has served as a supervisor of the Special Operations Response Team, Patrol Platoon, the Special Enforcement Unit, and as the Unit Commander of the Internal Affairs Unit.  In 2014, Mailey was appointed to be the Deputy Chief under Chief Paul Bernat until he retired in January of 2017.  Chief Mailey was appointed to the Chief’s position on May 4th, 2017, following a unanimous vote by Dover City Council Officials.

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