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.




"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."







COAD Issues Memorial Challenge Coin

In memory of Sgt. Steven Floyd, COAD has issued a challenge coin with all proceeds going to the Sgt. Steven Floyd Memorial Fund. Distribution of the coins will only be by pick-up at the COAD Union Hall or through your institutional VP.  Mail order distribution has yet to be determined. Coins are now availble for purchase at the COAD Union Hall.  The cost of each coin is $10.

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 5:30 PM. Refreshments are served.