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. They are the Environmental Crimes Unit, the Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, and the State Park Enforcement Officers.
The Department maintains several 800 hotlines, online reporting pages and a new Tip411 app to help people connect with Natural Resources Police officers, view alerts, and submit anonymous tips via their smartphones.
Users can report crimes, emergencies or problems. They’ll also receive notifications from the Department about closures of parks or other public lands, public safety alerts, and the like.
Anyone can send anonymous reports of crimes, emergencies and other problems directly via text message by texting their report, along with one of the following keywords, to TIP411 (847411). For reports to the Environmental Crimes Unit, use ECUTIP. For reports to Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, use FWTIP. For reports to State Park Rangers, use STATEPARKSTIP.
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.
Report these issues to Environmental Crimes Unit:
Text ECUTIP to TIP411 (847411)
Non-Emergency Number: 302.739.9959
Fish & 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.
Report these issues to the Natural Resources Police:
Poaching complaints can also be reported through Operation Game Theft.
Text FWTIP to TIP411 (847411)
Non-Emergency Number: 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.
Report these issues to the State Park Enforcement Officers:
Text STATEPARKSTIP to TIP411 (847411)
Non-Emergency Number: 302.739.9221