The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has three Natural Resources Police units that work with the public to ensure safety, investigate environmental crimes, and make sure that Delawareans and visitors to the state can enjoy Delaware’s natural resources.
The Department maintains several 800 number hotlines (listed below), online reporting pages and the Tip411 app to help people connect with Natural Resources Police officers, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips via their smartphones.
The Department offers a smartphone app to give the public an easy way to report environmental crimes and concerns. The Delaware Natural Resources Police (DENRP) Tip411 app also gives Natural Resources Police a tool to share important information with the public.
The Environmental Crimes Unit investigates violations of environmental laws. The unit focuses on unlawful releases of liquid, solid, and hazardous wastes and on air pollution violations.
Text ECUTIP to TIP411 (847411)
Report these issues to Environmental Crimes Unit:
Fish and Wildlife Natural Resources Police investigate hunting, fishing, and boating violations. They patrol Delaware waterways, state wildlife areas, and state-owned boating access areas, fishing ponds and piers.
Text FWTIP to TIP411 (847411)
Report these issues to the Natural Resources Police:
Poaching complaints can also be reported through Operation Game Theft. For non-emergency calls, please use 302-739-9913.
Delaware’s State Park Enforcement Officers patrol Delaware’s state parks. They enforce park rules and regulations and help visitors with accidents, injuries, lost children and other problems.
Text STATEPARKSTIP to TIP411 (847411)
Report these issues to the State Park Enforcement Officers:
For non-emergency calls, please use 302-739-9221.