Welcome to the Town of Cheswold

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Cheswold is a small diverse town, slowly transitioning into a rapidly changing future. It boasts a history of originally being inhabited by members of the Lenape Indian tribe, Scottish immigrants and African-American slaves and lies directly at the intersection of Rts. 13 & 42…


Donations for School Children in Need

Date Posted: Monday, August 20th, 2018

The school year is about to start! If you are interested in donating supplies for children in Town, please contact us at the Town Hall. We are accepting donations of supplies or Walmart gift cards.    If you would like to donate, you can reach us through Facebook or by phone at (302)734-6991.   UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of the New Castle’s Most Wanted Auto Club, we have book bags and basic supplies available for children in need. All school ages are welcome to contact the Town Hall for supplies. If you know someone in need, please let us know.


National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

On August 6, 2018, at the Town Council Meeting, Mayor Sine and the members of the Council signed a proclamation declaring September to be National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the Town of Cheswold. This is in line with the observance of September as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month throughout the United States, and is intended to raise awareness of the resources available to us and our community.   The Proclamation Suicide Prevention During the month of September, we encourage you to reach out and check on your family, friends, and neighbors. Sometimes a simple gesture, like a phone call or a text message, can make a big difference to a person who is struggling. While this can be a difficult subject, we would also like to encourage our community to talk with one another. We never know what another person may be going through, but we can work together […]


Cheswold Police Collecting for Needy Families this Christmas

Date Posted: Friday, November 18th, 2016

This year the Cheswold Police Department is looking for help to give four families a Merry Christmas this year…… You can help us by making a donation, dropping off a unwrapped toy, non-perishable foods or adopt a family this Christmas. From Monday, November 28th through Tuesday, December 20th the Cheswold Police Department and Town Hall will be collectiong unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items at the Cheswold Police Department and Town Hall from 8:30am until 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. You can also see one of our officers on-duty while they are patrolling the neighborhood and give them your donation. If you would like to make a monetary donation please visit our GoFundMe If you would like to sponsor a family please contact Chief Chris Workman. Help us make this holiday special, Thank You!!!


New Delaware Animal Services to Launch January 1, 2016

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

For the information of our residents and business owners: The State of Delaware has initiated a new service for Animal Services in the State of Delaware beginning Jan 1, 2016.  The DAS will receive calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Delaware residents wishing to report stray or injured animals, animal cruelty, or rabies exposures. Our in-house dispatch service operates between 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays. After-hours calls are received by our call service, which will dispatch emergency calls to on-call officers. Delaware Animal Services will respond to calls for assistance with stray or aggressive dogs, seriously injured/ill or endangered cats, and stray livestock. We also provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies when necessary, facilitate dog licensing, and investigate all reports of animal cruelty. DAS enforces rabies control laws and investigates all cases of human […]


Crime Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

Date Posted: Thursday, December 10th, 2015

  During the Holiday Season please make sure to take some precautions. Here are some Crime Prevention Tips For The Holiday Season 1.           When parking your vehicle to go shopping, remember where you parked it! Always park in a well lit and well traveled area. Do not park in a remote dark area. 2.          When you return to your vehicle, scan the interior of your car to be sure no one is hiding inside. Check to see if you are being followed. 3.          Have your keys in hand when approaching your vehicle. You will be ready to unlock the door and will not be delayed by fumbling and looking for your keys. 4.          When storing items purchased at the stores, place them out of sight. The best place is in a locked trunk. 5.          Do not leave your purse, wallet, or cellular telephone in plain view. 6.          Don’t resist if […]


High Risk Sex Offender Notification – Junior Colon-Villanueva

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

The following information is provided in compliance with legislation commonly referred to as Megan’s Law. This law permits police agencies to post community advisory bulletins, listing the name address and descriptions of offenders who MAY pose a risk to the community. This person is NOT wanted and this is intended for ADVISORY PURPOSES ONLY. Jose Colon-Villanueva is classified as a High Risk (Tier 3) sex offender and is residing at 157 Commerce St in Cheswold, DE 19936 You may click on the name below to view the Megan’s Law Community Notice. Jose Colon-Villanueva  


CPD has New Speed Trailer provided by Kent County Levy Court and Delaware CJC Grant Funds

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

On Aug 13 the Cheswold Police Department received their Smart 650 Speed Trailer and Traffic Data Recorder from Kustom Signals. The trailer was purchased by Chief Workman through grant funds received from the Delaware Criminal Justice Council and Kent County Levy Court. Chief Workman expressed his gratitude to Kent County Levy Court and CJC for the grants which provided the funds for this project. Without these funds the Town could not have purchased this equipment. The Chief… felt that the traffic problems within the Town placed much of the towns children at risk as a lot of residences border two highly travelled roadways in Main St (Rt 42) and Commerce St in the Town of Cheswold. Chief Workman stated ” We have a lot of children in that area and a high traffic volume on Commerce and Main Streets. This new speed trailer will not only show motorists their speeds […]


Cheswold PD taking part in DEA Tenth National Drug Take Back Initiative

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Saturday September 12, 2015 the Cheswold Police will be participating in the DEA’s Tenth Annual Drug Take Back Initiative.  The Cheswold Police will be on hand at the Cheswold Police Department located at 691 Main Street in Cheswold from 10am until 2pm collecting all unused and expired prescription drugs. Bring your unused prescription drugs on that day for disposal….. please do not bring your drugs for disposal prior to that date and time. We cannot accept the prior to or after the date and time of collection.


Delaware Office of Highway Safety provides Cheswold PD with new radar unit.

Date Posted: Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

On 6/9/15 The Cheswold Police Department was awarded a new Stalker Dual Radar Unit by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety for their participation in the April Distracted Driver Mobilization. The Cheswold Police Department was selected by random draw of all of the participating departments to receive the equipment. The Cheswold Police Department would like to thank Delaware Office of Highway Safety Director Jana Simpler and Law Enforcement Liaison Roger Miner along with the entire staff for their tireless work with law enforcement and helping to ensure the safety of all residents and visitors of the State of Delaware as the travel our roadways. Chief Workman stated “We work closely with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety to ensure the safety of our citizens and visitors who travel through our town daily. With the limited resources we have financially, assistance from the Delaware OHS by providing updated equipment for us […]


Former Cheswold Chief of Police Jack W Webb passes away at age 68

Date Posted: Monday, June 8th, 2015

The Cheswold Police Department send their deepest sympathy’s to the family and friends of former Chief of Police Jack W. Webb (ret) who passed away suddenly last Thursday at the age of 68. Chief Webb served 2 years as the Police Chief of Cheswold before being employed by the Delaware Capital Police for over twelve years,retiring as a M/Cpl in September 2014. He was a veteran police officer with over 47 years combined experience serving almost continuously from 1965 to 2014. He retired from Baltimore City (24 years), served 5 years with Ann Arundel County (MD) Sheriff, 4 years Madison County (TN) Sheriff, and served for a 2 years as the Chief of Police in Cheswold DE before being employed by Delaware Capital Police. Chief Webb’s service will be as follows: Saturday June 20, 2015 at 1100 hrs Wyoming United Methodist Church Wyoming Mill Rd Wyoming DE


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