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  • 13 arrested at underage drinking party in Rehoboth BeachDivision of Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Agents responded with Delaware State Police to a loud party with underage drinking in Rehoboth Beach2014-07-21 08:56:32
  • DUI Checkpoint and Patrols This WeekendOne Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI checkpoint is scheduled to take place tonight, Friday, July 18th, in Wilmington and will be conducted by the New Castle County DUI Task Force. Delaware State Police Troop 3 will also be saturating Kent County with roving patrols cracking down on impaired drivers this weekend. 2014-07-18 13:41:34
  • Highway Safety Officials Stress Traffic EnforcementThe Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is stressing the importance of traffic safety after a deadly first week in July and reminding motorists law enforcement officers are out enforcing these laws to help protect the public and save lives. Several enforcement campaigns are in effect to address speeding, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, pedestrian safety and seat belt use; most of which were a factor in the crashes last week. 2014-07-10 07:40:17
  • 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 8, 2014.2014-07-01 09:51:11
  • The Other 'D' WordNot all DUI’s are a criminal act. Take Dancing Under the Influence for example. Sure it’s not pretty, but it’s also not against the law. Driving Under the Influence, on the other hand, that’s illegal and not worth the risk. That is why the Delaware Office of Highway Safety along with law enforcement across the state are cracking down on impaired driving and launching the 14th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign this holiday weekend. 2014-07-01 07:44:59
  • Governor Signs Legislation Creating a Division of Forensic ScienceFollowing a 35 - 4 vote in the House, Governor Markell signed Senate Bill 241 into law today setting up the Division of Forensic Science to take over the operations previously conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 2014-06-24 20:21:57
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response Workshop for Faith Leaders ScheduledThe Delaware Council of Faith Based Partnerships (DCFBP) will host a half-day workshop on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) offices in Smyrna.2014-06-13 13:49:43
  • 2014 Click It Or Ticket Enforcement ResultsFrom May 12th to 26th, officers from 36 State, County, and municipal law enforcement agencies issued a total of 1,035 citations to unbuckled motorists during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign. The enforcement portion of the campaign involved traffic safety checkpoints and saturation patrols both day and night.2014-06-04 13:29:41
  • Safety Tips for the 2014 Hurricane SeasonDelaware Governor Jack Markell and U.S. Sen. Tom Carper joined the American Red Cross, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Delaware Department of Homeland Security to urge Delawareans to prepare themselves, their families, and their businesses for the 2014 hurricane storm season. 2014-05-30 14:17:00
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week In ProgressEmergency management officials remind residents of Delaware that National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2014-05-27 16:36:32
  • DEMA, PSEG SELECT YOUNG ARTISTS AWARD RECIPIENTS FOR ANNUAL CALENDAR ARTWORKFourteen area children from seven schools have been selected for awards for producing art work to be included in the 2014 -2015 PSEG Nuclear Emergency Plan Information Calendar for Delaware and New Jersey. 2014-05-27 16:21:26
  • Delaware to Distribute Potassium Iodide Tablets at Three Locations This SummerThe Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) will distribute potassium iodide (KI) tablets free of charge on three dates this summer to Delaware residents who live within 10 miles of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations. 2014-05-27 10:46:34
  • Safe Start To SummerImpaired driving overtime enforcement will be conducted over the weekend by Dover PD, New Castle City PD, New Castle County PD, Newark PD, Rehoboth Beach PD, Wilmington PD, and Delaware State Police. The Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign began May 12th and continues through Memorial Day weekend with 35 police departments and Delaware State Police participating statewide. 2014-05-22 11:00:07
  • 2014 CLICK IT OR TICKET “Border to Border”As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, law enforcement officers from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania will be out in full force, taking part in the 2014 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted. Today, May 19th, officers from Delaware State Police, Delaware River and Bay Authority, Maryland State Police, New Jersey, Pennsylvania State Police, Selbyville PD, and Worcester County Sheriff’s Department will be teaming up and joining forces to mobilize the Click It or Ticket (CIOT) “Border to Border” enforcement operation from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 2014-05-19 16:21:32
  • Secretaries Landgraf and Schiliro Propose Medical Examiner's Office be Recognized as New Division of Forensic Science within Department of Safety and Homeland SecurityIn an effort to better meet the needs of Delaware’s criminal justice system, Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Rita Landgraf and Department of Safety and Homeland Security Secretary (DSHS) Lewis Schiliro proposed to reorganize the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as the Division of Forensic Science and move it from DHSS to DSHS.2014-05-14 13:14:10



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