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  Category: Department of Safety and Homeland Security


Emergency Sirens Test on Tuesday, July 5

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Delaware State Police | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 1, 2022

The 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 5, 2022. The sirens will sound at around 7:20 p.m.




DelDOT Advises Travelers to Expect Heavy Traffic Over 4th of July Holiday

Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Transportation | Featured Posts | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Rehoboth Beach | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2022

As the 4th of July holiday weekend approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorist to expect heavy traffic volumes on roads throughout the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic is forecasting more than 116,000 Delawareans will travel at least 50 miles during the holiday weekend. In addition, DelDOT reminds motorists that there will be many pedestrians […]




In Another Likely Consequence of Pandemic, Delaware Overdose Deaths Increase 15% in 2021

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Division of Forensic Science Annual Report Finds Fentanyl Still Involved in More Than 80% of Deaths; Cocaine Link on the Rise NEW CASTLE (May 24, 2022) – In what health officials fear is another consequence of the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware’s overdose deaths increased more than 15% in 2021 to a record […]




2021 U.S. Road Fatalities Projected Highest in 16 Years, Delaware at 15-year High

Delaware State Police | Department of Transportation | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | Office of Highway Safety | Sussex County | Traffic Safety News | Date Posted: Friday, May 20, 2022

An estimated 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years according to data released this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 10.5% jump over 2020 numbers was the largest percentage increase since NHTSA began its fatality accounting in 1975. The 139 fatalities on Delaware […]




Click It or Ticket Campaign Reminds Drivers: Buckle Up Every Trip, Every Time

News | Office of Highway Safety | Date Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2022

DOVER, Del. (May 19, 2022) — The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt this spring, during the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. Delaware is joining the national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the […]







  Category: Department of Safety and Homeland Security


Emergency Sirens Test on Tuesday, July 5

Delaware Emergency Management Agency | Delaware State Police | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Featured Posts | News | Date Posted: Friday, July 1, 2022

The 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 5, 2022. The sirens will sound at around 7:20 p.m.




DelDOT Advises Travelers to Expect Heavy Traffic Over 4th of July Holiday

Delaware Transit Corporation | Department of Transportation | Featured Posts | Kent County | New Castle County | News | Office of Highway Safety | Rehoboth Beach | Sussex County | Date Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2022

As the 4th of July holiday weekend approaches, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) advises motorist to expect heavy traffic volumes on roads throughout the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic is forecasting more than 116,000 Delawareans will travel at least 50 miles during the holiday weekend. In addition, DelDOT reminds motorists that there will be many pedestrians […]




In Another Likely Consequence of Pandemic, Delaware Overdose Deaths Increase 15% in 2021

Delaware Health and Social Services | Department of Safety and Homeland Security | Division of Public Health | Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health | News | Date Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Division of Forensic Science Annual Report Finds Fentanyl Still Involved in More Than 80% of Deaths; Cocaine Link on the Rise NEW CASTLE (May 24, 2022) – In what health officials fear is another consequence of the uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Delaware’s overdose deaths increased more than 15% in 2021 to a record […]




2021 U.S. Road Fatalities Projected Highest in 16 Years, Delaware at 15-year High

Delaware State Police | Department of Transportation | Governor John Carney | Kent County | New Castle County | Office of Highway Safety | Sussex County | Traffic Safety News | Date Posted: Friday, May 20, 2022

An estimated 43,000 people were killed on U.S. roads last year, the highest number in 16 years according to data released this week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 10.5% jump over 2020 numbers was the largest percentage increase since NHTSA began its fatality accounting in 1975. The 139 fatalities on Delaware […]




Click It or Ticket Campaign Reminds Drivers: Buckle Up Every Trip, Every Time

News | Office of Highway Safety | Date Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2022

DOVER, Del. (May 19, 2022) — The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt this spring, during the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort. Delaware is joining the national seat belt campaign, which coincides with the […]