Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center

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Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center

Delaware State Police Museum and Education Center
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TravelMole44
Parrish, FL35 contributions
Aug 2014 • Business
Delaware State Police museum has some great old gear from years gone by. Its is organized in a logical fashion and well maintained. The old MDT dispatch terminal brings back memories. When is the last time you saw a dispatch table with the old style "patch through" buttons to connect callers with public works, streets, utilities, etc. The back room has emergency lights from the early 1900's and sirens of all varieties. Definitely a must see for those involved in Law enforcement.
Written October 18, 2014
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LobstaMan
Massachusetts93 contributions
May 2016 • Business
Stopped by while in Dover on a business trip. Museum is situated on the grounds of the HQ and academy of the Delaware State Police. Front desk person, most likely a retired trooper, was friendly and asked if I needed any guidance, but I said I'd just show myself around. Well thought-out and organized museum. Exhibit cases and signage seemed to be quite new, so I doubt this place is very old. Former DSP vehicles, firearms, radios and other law enforcement paraphernalia were displayed. The museum is a nice tribute to the fallen and retired members of the DSP. Free.
Written May 31, 2016
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Chaim K
Flushing, NY32 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
The museum is curated by a retired police officer, and he helped my kids find clues in the interactive crime scene, and let them sit in the police car and play with the lights. Another museum employee dressed as McGruff the Crime Dog and posed for pictures. Excellent exhibits and a nice amount of games to keep kids involved. And, all that is free!
Written May 2, 2016
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Kwiggili
Elkton Maryland7 contributions
Oct 2014 • Business
Fascinating history presented in a professional manner about a storied organization. Liked the helicopter and the old squad car as well as the motorcycle patrol.
Written October 8, 2014
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George M
Montgomery, AL138 contributions
May 2014 • Family
A small museum that accepts donations. Sgt Dan car outside, which the kids found funny. The initial part is a wall of the fallen, honoring State Troopers who died in the line of duty. In the main room, there are exhibits on the wall with lots of artifacts showing the history of the Delaware State Police. In the center is some interactive games for the kids, and diorama of a 1940's murder they used for training. They have some police motorcycles and cars to view, and the kids were able to get into one of the cars, which made their day. My favorite part was they have a marble "check" a man sent in the mail in '81, who was angry about his $28 speeding ticket; it's the size of tombstone and an amusing novelty to behold.
Written June 2, 2014
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Lafjul
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions
Feb 2013 • Solo
Although small, it is very educational. A self guided tour, so take the time to read the plaques and do try to solve the mock crime scene. Don't forget to sign your name when you enter.
Written February 18, 2013
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BB411
PA196 contributions
Apr 2012 • Solo
I enjoy looking at reminders of our past and past technology. I like seeing the old police motorcycle from the 1930s and the old police car that has an old radio in it. Takes about 30-45 minutes to go through it but is a fun walk through the past. My nephews were running around enjoying it immensely.
Written April 13, 2012
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JBourne4
Carmel, NY24 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Went in on a whim. Really a nice setup and well done. Some interesting stuff (if you like police stuff). We all owe much support and appreciation to those in law enforcement.(Despite my ticket in DE years ago!) LOL. Thanks for all you do.
Written May 30, 2017
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samgreat89
Stroudsburg, PA72 contributions
Oct 2013 • Solo
This place might be interesting with small children. A solo person will get bored somewhat easily. Some of the models and exhibits are very dates, like early 1990s. You probably won't spend more than half an hour here unless you have kids. On the plus side the museum is free if you want free activities.
Written September 11, 2014
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JPDelaware
Middletown, DE53 contributions
Depicts the history of the Delaware State Police. Also, shows some of the old equipment, including police cars. You're allowed to take pictures in the driver's seat so come prepared.
Written April 18, 2013
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