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Responsibilities & Services
The Newark Police Department is responsible for protecting the lives, homes, and properties of Newark residents.

The Police Department's force of 91 employees is dedicated to serving all citizens by:
  • Apprehending offenders
  • Conducting preventive patrol activities
  • Enforcing state and local laws
  • Performing criminal investigations
  • Promoting traffic safety
  • Responding to calls for service

Crime Prevention Services
As a crime prevention service, the department will conduct home and business surveys upon request and has available an electronic engraving tool which residents may use to mark valuable property.

Crime Mapping Database
Newark Police Department has created an online map showing the department’s criminal and traffic incidents. The map is updated weekly.

Fire & Ambulance Services

For fire and ambulance services, the Aetna Hose, Hook, and Ladder Company, a private company staffed with career and volunteers, provides fire protection and ambulance service both in and around the city.

Delaware's Anti-Terrorism Tip Line

  • 1-800-FORCE-12

Paul Tiernan_Police Chief

Paul M. Tiernan

Chief of Police

220 South Main St.
Newark, DE 19711

Emergency 9-1-1

Ph: 302-366-7111

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