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Office of the Secretary

Office of the Secretary

The Office of the Secretary serves as the primary point of contact for the general public on matters affecting the Department and its responsibility to the community. It also serves as the central point for coordination of Department fiscal activity.

The Office of the Secretary promotes public safety by coordinating and advocating for related policy and resources as well as serving as a liaison with the Governor's Office, other state and non-state agencies and the community at large.

Advocacy for Individuals with Disabilties

Developmental Disabilities Council

Developmental Disabilities Council

The Developmental Disabilities Council works to ensure that people with developmental disabilities enjoy the same quality of life as the rest of society.

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State Council for Persons with Disabilties

The State Council for Persons with Disabilities has as its mission to unite, in one Council, disability advocates and State agency policy makers to ensure that individuals with disabilities are empowered to become fully integrated within the community.

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The Division of Communications supports emergency responders by maintaining over 7,000 communication items.

The Division of Communications promotes public safety through the installation, removal, repair, modification and alignment of the state's communications systems and electronic equipment, in-shop and at remote locations throughout the State. As resources permit, the division extends its maintenance services to support fire, rescue, ambulance companies, county and municipal agencies.

Delaware E911

Delaware e911

The Delaware E911 has as its mission to protect and enhance public safety and health by facilitating the operation and maintenance of efficient state-of-the-art Enhanced 911 services in the State of Delaware.

Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA)

Emergency Management

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) responds to and provides assistance during natural and man-made disasters.

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is responsible for the administration of state-wide planning, training, mitigation and the coordination of effective emergency response to natural and technological emergencies which may threaten Delaware's citizens and economic base. In carrying out its mission, DEMA fosters intergovernmental coordination at the local, state, and federal levels.

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The Division of Forensic Science, formerly known as the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, provides several services including death investigations, forensic pathology, and controlled substance testing.

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Highway Safety

The Office of Highway Safety (OHS) serves the citizens of Delaware by providing funding for over 100 highway safety-related education and enforcement programs.

The Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is committed to developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy aimed at saving lives and preventing injuries on our highways.

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Office of the Marijuana Commissioner (OMC)

The The Office of the Marijuana Commissioner (OMC) is the agency responsible for regulating the recreational marijuana industry in Delaware.

The OMC strives to promote an equitable and competitive marijuana market that places consumer welfare and public safety at the forefront, with the goal of eliminating the illegal marijuana market.


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Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement

The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) is a law enforcement agency that enforces state laws concerning alcoholic beverages and youth access to tobacco products.

To protect the health, safety and welfare of people in Delaware through the enforcement of state liquor and youth access to tobacco statutes, while maintaining the highest state of preparedness in response to threats against homeland security.

Capitol Police

Capitol Police

The Capitol Police respond to over 10,000 calls for assistance each year at state public facilities, including courts and office buildings.

Their mission is to improve the quality of life throughout the State of Delaware by striving to provide a secure environment on state owned/controlled property, through the delivery of police services in an efficient and professional manner.

Delaware State Police (DSP)

Delaware State Police

The Delaware State Police (DSP) monitor over 4,600 miles of roadway in Delaware and respond to approximately 128,000 calls for service annually.

The Delaware State Police exists to enhance the quality of life for all Delaware citizens and visitors by providing professional, competent and compassionate law enforcement services.

Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE)

Gaming Enforcement

The Division of Gaming Enforcement is committed to ensuring the integrity of Delaware's gaming industry.