What police academy will I attend?

In general, recruit police officers attend the Delaware State Police Academy in Dover or the New Castle County Police Academy in Newark.  While the DSP academy is a residential academy where recruits come home on the weekends, recruits commute from their home to the New Castle County Police academy every weekday.

A new recruit officer cannot request a specific academy.  The recruit officer is generally sent to whichever academy is starting soonest after the recruit's hire date. 

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1. What is the process to be hired as a police officer?
2. I am already a certified police officer. Do you accept lateral transfers?
3. Is there an age minimum or maximum to apply?
4. What is the hiring bonus and when is it paid?
5. What is your tattoo policy?
6. I don't have 60 college credits, but i have military service. Can I be hired?
7. I don't have 60 college credits, but I have prior police service. Can I be hired?
8. Do you have a residency requirement?
9. I live more than 100 miles from Newark, DE. Is there a special streamlined hiring process?
10. What is the physical fitness requirement?
11. What police academy will I attend?