Law enforcement graduation announcement


Dover – Delaware State Police Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr. announces the graduation ceremonies for the 92B Delaware State Police and 88th Municipal Recruit Class at Dover HS Auditorium on August 15.  The ceremonies celebrated and recognized the successful completion of Law Enforcement training of 3 Delaware State Troopers and 19 Law Enforcement Officers representing the Department of Natural Resources Police Division of Fish & Wildlife, Delaware River & Bay Authority, Dover Police Department, Georgetown Police Department, Laurel Police Department, Milford Police Department, Milton Police Department, Seaford Police Department, Smyrna Police Department, South Bethany Police Department, and Wyoming Police Department.

Dignitaries Addressing the Graduates:

  • Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, State of Delaware
  • Lieutenant Governor Bethany A. Hall-Long, State of Delaware
  • Chief Deputy Attorney General Alexander S. Mackler, State of Delaware
  • Secretary Robert M. Coupe, Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr., Superintendent, Delaware State Police

Class Speaker:

  • Trooper Phillip Aviola, Delaware State Police


Governor’s Outstanding Recruit Trooper Award:

  • Trooper Zachary Falk, Delaware State Police

The Attorney General’s Award for Legal Excellence:

  • Officer Tyler Slavin, DNREC Fish & Wildlife

The Secretary of Safety and Homeland Security Award:

  • Patrolman Matthew Donahue, Georgetown Police Department

The Delaware Police Chiefs’ Council Award:

  • Patrolman James Bush, Dover Police Department

The Delaware State Police Academy Law Enforcement Core Values Award:

  • Patrolman David Spence II, Dover Police Department

The Outstanding Proficiency in Police Firearms Award:

  • Trooper Mark DiMaio, Delaware State Police
  • Patrolman Richard DaFonte III, Milford Police Department

The Delaware State Police Academy Physical Fitness Award:

  • Trooper Zachary Falk, Delaware State Police
  • Patrolman Matthew Messina, Delaware River & Bay Authority