Department Contacts:
Marshall Craft, Chief of Police
Michael Rapa, Deputy Chief
Karen Manso, Administrative Assistant
Anita Bell, Dispatch Administrator

Contact Us:
300 Virginia Avenue
P.O. Box 1100
Seaford, DE 19973
For Emergencies Dial 9-1-1
302-629-0672 Fax

Hours of Operation:
24 Hours/7 Days A Week


The Seaford Police Department has 27 full-time law enforcement officers who provide around-the-clock service to the people of this community. Each Seaford officer is a graduate of the Delaware State Police Training Academy. Seaford Police has several divisions within the Department to include Criminal Investigations, accident reconstruction, tactical team for all highrisk warrant service and a police motor unit.

The Department also employs 11 civilian employees (9 dispatchers, one secretary and one records clerk) who maintain the Nationally Accredited 911 Communications Center on a 24-hour basis. The 911 Center receives police, fire, ambulance and city utilities calls and is fully computer automated. Each unit of the Seaford Police Department fleet is fully equipped with all emergency equipment to include Panasonic laptop onboard computers, which are linked directly to the Delaware Justice Information System. Patrol vehicles are also equipped with Automatic External Defibrillators and the latest Mobile Vision Camera System. The Seaford Communications Center which goes by the official title, "Seaford 911 Center", dispatches fire, ambulance, police and city utilities calls and all requests for assistance. The Seaford 911 Center handles approximately 10,000 911 calls per year. The City of Seaford was the first community in Delaware to offer the nationwide 911 emergency telephone number.

The City of Seaford Police Department accepts applications for both police and civilian positions on a continual basis. Applications are kept on file until the next available testing process at which time applicants will be notified. Applications may be picked up at the Seaford Police Department at 300 Virginia Avenue, Seaford DE 19973, 24 hours a day and may be returned to the same location. The City of Seaford is an equal opportunity employer. For further information or questions, you may contact the Seaford Police Department at 302-629-9341.

Minimum Requirements for Officer Positions
  • No criminal record
  • U.S. or naturalized citizen
  • 21 years of age by date of appointment
  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must pass written and physical agility test, oral interview, polygraph and drug screen
  • Background check and psychological profile
  • Recommended height and weight proportionate
  • Be in general good health (both physical and mental)
Job Elements

To perform the duties of a Seaford Police Officer, you must be dependable, have good judgment, common sense and the motivation to do the job. You must also be able to make decisions under pressure, take orders, communicate well and function in physical danger.

  • Paid holidays/vacation
  • Paid overtime and double-time and a half for holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid health insurance
  • Prescription card
  • $100,000 Line of Duty insurance
  • Paid life insurance
  • Employee savings plan
  • 20 year retirement
  • Uniforms provided and cleaned

Successful candidates will begin a multi-level training phase starting at the Police Academy with comprehensive recruit training. Your career will begin as a uniformed patrol officer and upon completion of a probationary period, advanced career opportunities include Criminal Investigations Division/Narcotics, K-9 Division, Special Tactics and Response Team (STAR), Advanced Accident Investigation, Motorcycle Patrol, Recruit Training, and other areas of specialization, all of which can lead to supervisory, command and/or administrative positions. If you want a career that makes a difference, join the ideal law enforcement team! For an employment application, click here.