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  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 8 ResultsDUI checkpoints are scheduled for Friday August 28 in Wilmington and Saturday August 29 in Seaford. 2015-08-27 15:50:37
  • National Preparedness Month to be Observed in September2015-08-26 16:39:44
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 5 ResultsA total of 83 people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. The next DUI checkpoint will be held Saturday August 8th in Stanton. 2015-08-03 13:44:04
  • Two Indictments and Arrests in Two Separate Sussex Child Deaths2015-07-30 12:03:29
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 4 ResultsNext DUI checkpoint will be held Friday July 31 in Wilmington. 2015-07-29 08:38:54
  • Highway Safety Officials Urge Caution On RoadwaysHighway safety officials are urging motorists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians to focus on the task of driving and/or safely crossing the road. May, June and July have seen an above-average number of fatalities as compared to the five-year average. 2015-07-28 10:41:26
  • DEMA Director Jamie Turner Announces His Retirement -- Aetna Fire Chief AJ Schall Named As His SuccessorToday Lewis D. Schiliro, Delaware’s Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security, announced the retirement of Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Director Jamie Turner...2015-07-27 12:11:45
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 2 ResultsA total of 78 people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. Of those 78 individuals, four (4) were arrested at DUI checkpoints conducted by the New Castle County DUI Task Force and Delaware State Police. Police officers also made 32 other traffic arrests. Next DUI checkpoint will be held Saturday July 18th in the Bear/New Castle area. 2015-07-14 14:03:16
  • Checkpoint Strikeforce Week 1 ResultsA total of one hundred people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. Two DUI checkpoints are scheduled for this weekend in Newark and Dover. 2015-07-08 13:51:14
  • Joint Investigation Between DSP and DOJ Nets 35 in Operation "In The House"2015-07-02 11:23:17
  • Don't Let a DUI Redefine Your NightThe Delaware Office of Highway Safety along with law enforcement across the state are cracking down on impaired driving and launching the 15th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign this holiday weekend. Last year alcohol was involved in 54 percent of the 111 fatal crashes, which resulted in 67 individuals killed. The first DUI checkpoint will be held Friday July 3rd in Newport. 2015-07-02 07:43:42
  • Emergency Sirens To Be TestedThe Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and Delaware State Police will conduct a quarterly test of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations Alert and notification system on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.2015-06-30 11:17:47
  • Drug Recognition Experts on Patrol in DelawareA new crackdown on impaired driving in Delaware will start June 26th. Delaware’s twelve drug recognition expert officers (DRE) statewide will be focused on removing drug impaired drivers from behind the wheel. They will also be on call to assist with suspected drug impaired drivers stopped by non DRE officers. 2015-06-25 10:00:53
  • How Did The Chicken Cross The Road? Carefully.The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is asking people the age old question of “Why did the chicken cross the road?” But instead of why, they want to know how did the chicken cross the road, and they are hoping people are answering carefully. There is an increased risk for pedestrian crashes during the summer months when more people are traveling and the resort area population increases. That’s why OHS has teamed up with DelDOT again to educate and encourage pedestrians to make smart and safe decisions when walking near roadways. 2015-06-23 09:30:31
  • Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement Earns State Recognition as an Accredited Police AgencyGovernor Jack A. Markell and Delaware Safety and Homeland Security Secretary Lewis Schiliro joined together to recognize the Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement (DATE) for earning State accreditation [...]2015-06-22 11:10:19



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