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.





Friday, February 10th, Masonic services begin at 7:00 p.m. in the DSU gymnasium. A viewing will begin at 6:00 p.m.


Saturday, February 11th, Funeral Services begin at noon.
DSU gymnasium. A viewing is scheduled from 8am - 12pm.


All members of law enforcement should enter the DSU campus through Gate 3 on College Road. We expect a massive turnout so car-pooling is encouraged. 


Delaware State University
1200 North DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19904


More details will be shared as they become available. 




Contact: Capt. Jason Sapp, Delaware State Police




Please provide the following information;


- Full Agency Name

- # of pipes

- # of drums 

- # of honor guard only




CANDLELIGHT VIGIL - Smyrna Municipal Park, Smyrna, DE

Friday, February 3rd @ 6 PM


LIGHT LIFT US UP - Legislative Mall, Dover, DE

Friday, February 3rd @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM



Sunday, February 5th @ 1 PM


FUNDRAISER - Sports Zone, Smyrna, DE (25% of the proceeds will go directly to Sgt. Steven Floyd's Family)

Monday, February 6th, All Day


FUNDRAISER - Brick Works Brewing & Eats Smyrna, DE (10% of proceeds will go to the family as well as any other donations made)

Wednesday, February 8th, All Day






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.