Is there an age minimum or maximum to apply?

By Delaware state regulations and City of Newark ordinance, you must be 21 upon date of academy graduation to work as a police officer.

There is no age maximum.  However, retirement is mandatory at age 55.  You must serve for a minimum of 5 years to earn a pension.

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1. What is the process to be hired as a police officer?
2. I am already a certified police officer. Do you accept lateral transfers?
3. Is there an age minimum or maximum to apply?
4. What is the hiring bonus and when is it paid?
5. What is your tattoo policy?
6. I don't have 60 college credits, but i have military service. Can I be hired?
7. I don't have 60 college credits, but I have prior police service. Can I be hired?
8. Do you have a residency requirement?
9. I live more than 100 miles from Newark, DE. Is there a special streamlined hiring process?
10. What is the physical fitness requirement?
11. What police academy will I attend?