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UPDATED June 3, 2016

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Before a protection order can take effect, it must be served upon the abuser. In Delaware, the county family court generally arranges for service of protection orders, though the state police can serve the orders in cases where the court is unable to do so.  Although in most states, protection orders are served by the sheriff departments, the Delaware sheriff departments generally only serve out-of-state orders. You can contact the clerk of the court in the court that issued your order to find out the exact procedure for service in your county if you are unsure. For a list of Delaware courts, check the DE Courthouse Locations page on our site. Listed below are telephone numbers and addresses for sheriff departments and state police troops in Delaware. You may be able to find more up-to-date listings for state police departments on the Delaware State Police website.


Kent County Sheriff's Office
555 Bay Rd
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 736-2161
Fax: (302) 736-2164
Web: http://www.co.kent.de.us/sheriffs-office.aspx
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.- Fri.

State Police Troop 3
3759 South State Street
Camden, DE 19904
Phone: 302-697-4454

New Castle

New Castle County Sheriff's Office
Louis L. Redding County Building
800 N. French St. Fifth Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone: 302-395-8450
Fax: 302-395-8460
Web: http://www.nccde.org/167/Sheriffs-Office
Hours: 7:30am-4pm Mon.-Fri.

State Police Troop 1
603 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone: 302-761-6677

State Police Troop 2
100 Lagrange Ave
Newark, DE 19702
Phone: 302-834-2620

State Police Troop 6
3301 Kirkwood Highway
Wilmington, DE 19808
Phone: 302-633-5000

State Police Troop 9
414 Main Street
Odessa, 19730
Phone: 302-378-5749


State Police Troop 4
23652 Shortly Rd
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: 302-856-5850

State Police Troop 5
9265 Public Safety Way
Bridgeville, DE 19933
Phone: 302-337-1090

State Police Troop 7
18006 Coastal Highway
Lewes, DE 19958
Phone: (302) 644-5020

Sussex County Sheriff's Office
P.O. Box 948
22215 S Dupont Hwy
Georgetown, DE 19947
Phone: (302)855-7830
Fax: (302)855-7832
Web: https://www.sussexcountyde.gov/sheriff

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