Correctional Officers Association of Delaware

Thank you for visiting the new COAD website.  This site is an official union publication offering information to the COAD membership and the general public.  Please bear with us as our website is still a work in progress and experiencing growing pains.

Gofundme Page Created 




"You've done the job, that few can do 

Your shift is at an end
Farewell my Brother, Rest in Peace
On you we could depend."






In the aftermath of the horrendous events which occurred at JTVCC in Smryna this past week a gofundme page has been established by COAD member Sgt. Orlando DeJesus to assist the victims and the family of the fallen officer.  Contributions can be made by clicking on the badge posted above.



Town Hall Meeting With DOC Commissioner Phelps On Thursday, March 2nd

Department of Correction Commissioner, Perry Phelps will be at the COAD Union Hall on Thursday, March 2nd at 6 PM to hold a Town Hall meeting.  This meeting is for all COAD members, regardless of your assigned facility.  COAD members will be provided with an opportunity to receive clarification to any rumors and discuss issues impacting you at your facility in the days following the tragic events on February 1st and 2nd.


This Town Hall meeting is not open to the media.


Our Association


The Correctional Officers Association of Delaware, aka COAD, is an independent labor organization.  The COAD represents approximately 1500 professional and dedicated members employed by the Delaware Department of Correction whose duty is to maintain safety and security of the First State's prisons.


We are committed to improving the lives of the hard working men and women, who on a daily basis, walk "Delaware's Toughest Beat." Through contract negotiations, lobbying for legislation in its members interest, labor-management meetings and hearings, COAD advocates on behalf of "Delaware's Unsung Heroes."



Important Dates


COAD monthly membership meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month except during the months of March, July, September and December. The morning meeting begins at 9:30 AM and the evening meeting starts at 6:30 PM. Refreshments are served.