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Recruitment #24-CADET-001


The mission statement of the Delaware State Police is to enhance the quality of life for all Delaware citizens and visitors by providing professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services.  The Delaware State Police is a progressive agency that is rich in tradition.

 The Delaware State Police is currently accepting applications for the position of Cadet.  Applicants are asked to refer to our website, to access the link for the Cadet application via the JobAps link.

Pay Grade

The current hourly salary for the position of Cadet is $18.00 per hour.

Cadets are classified as Casual Seasonal employees and are not entitled to any benefits and are only paid for the days that are worked.

Nature and Scope

The primary function of the Cadet program under enabling legislation of House Bill 478 is:
  • Enforcement of Handicapped Parking under Title 21, Chapter 41, Section 4183
  • Enforcement of Fire Lane Parking under Title 21, Chapter 70, Section 7004
  • Assisting with targeted enforcement efforts (i.e., Red Light Enforcement)
  • Assisting with traffic control as Division-sponsored events (i.e., Delaware State Police graduations, promotional circumstances, etc.)
  • Assignment of various administrative tasks at troop/section level

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Age - Must be between the ages of 18 and 21 to apply
  2. Residency - Must be a citizen of the United States and a Delaware resident
  3. Education - Must be enrolled in a Delaware accredited university or college, in an undergraduate program (full-time or part-time)
  4. Driver's license - Must possess a valid driver's license

Training Academy

Once hired, Cadets will receive forty (40) hours of training at the Delaware State Police Training Academy prior to being assigned to a Troop.


To perform the job of Cadet successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential job duties satisfactorily.  Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Delaware State Police will provide reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.  If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Lieutenant Daniel DeFlaviis, Assistant Director of Human Resources at 302.672.5481 or  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call 302.739.5458.  TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number (800) 232-5460 for assistance.

Recruiting Events & Dates

Please refer to the calendar on our website for upcoming events that our recruiters will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Contact a Recruiter

Full-Time Recruiters

Sergeant Jayson Jeffers
Phone: 302.672.5410

Cpl/3 Adam Jewell
Phone: 302.739.5980

Cpl/3 Kristin Carroll
Phone: 302.739.5980

Applicants in a Current Hiring Process

Cadet applicants that have any questions regarding any portion of the hiring process, are asked to call
Mrs. Cindi Konnick
Human Resources Associate
Delaware State Police Recruiting Office
Phone: 302.739.7846


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Fax: 302.739.5982

Selection Plan

The Delaware State Police Cadet Hiring Process includes the following;
  1. Application Review
  2. Physical Fitness Test
  3. Completion & Review of the Pass 2 (CQ - Confidential Questionnaire)
  4. Oral Board Interview
  5. Polygraph Examination
  6. Background Investigation
  7. Executive Staff Review for Conditional Offer Selections
  8. Medical Testing & Medical Background
  9. Final Offer of Hire

Important Documents

The following documents can be found on our website

Physicians Authorization Form <a href="DSP-Physician-Authorization-Form.pdf ("> Download Here</a>

Physical Fitness Test Requirements <a href="PowerPoint Presentation ("> Download Here</a>

Pass 2 (CQ) Tips & Instructions <a href="Pass-2-CQ-Instructions-Tips.pdf ("> Download Here</a>

Additional Information

***The Delaware State Police is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer***

Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet.