Police Department

Mission Statement
The Ellendale Police Department will provide the highest level of service through the enforcement of laws and the protection of life, property and the constitutional rights of all. We will meet the present and future needs of the public through a continued partnership with our community.

Message from the Chief
It is my great privilege to be the Chief of Police for the Town of Ellendale. As the Chief, I have made a commitment to provide the highest quality professional law enforcement services to the people of Ellendale and to do everything necessary to strengthen the relationship between the community and the police. I firmly believe that the citizens and the police must work as partners and that we work best when we work together.
The partnership between the police and the community is built on trust. The Ellendale Police Department will strive to inspire the public trust and confidence through shared information, education, honesty, integrity, fairness and ethical behavior. We will work to preserve the rights of each citizen and will be resolute in our efforts to maintain the highest standards.

I value input from the community and invite your thoughts and comments concerning what you like about the Police Department and what you feel may need improvement. I believe that no institution is perfect and understand the need to be flexible and to change as required to best protect and serve our citizens.


Bruce E. Von Goerres
Chief of Police

Ellendale Police Department Contact Information
Office: 302-422-3584
Fax: 302-424-0875
Cell: 302-535-0348