Duties, Salaries & Benefits

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
  • Health insurance
  • Paid life insurance
  • Pension benefit provided through the State of Delaware County & Municipal Police & Firefighters Pension Plan- vested after 5 years of consecutive service
  • Eligible for retirement with 20 years credited service at any age 
  • 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, Advanced Accident Investigation, Recruit Training, and other areas of specialization, all of which can lead to supervisory, command and/or administrative positions. Other areas include School Resource Officer, Bicycle Patrol part-time program, future drone operations and the Mobile Command Post training. Seaford Police Department is a state accredited agency under the Delaware Police Accreditation Commission. If you want a career in a 21st century policing agency, join our law enforcement team! For an employment application, click here.