23, Sep 2014 - Sussex County Sheriff Election Candidates Prepare for Primary
Delaware primary elections are Tuesday September 9th and one of the races is for Sussex County Sheriff.
04, Jun 2013 - Berlin burglars lead cops on high-speed chase into Sussex County
Multiple police vehicles line Delaware Avenue just North of Selbyville Saturday morning after a high speed chase involving the white minivan ended there.
19, May 2013 - Del. Police: Body Identified as Missing N.J. Fisherman
Delaware State Police say a body found on a Sussex County beach has been identified as a missing New Jersey fisherman.
28, Apr 2013 - Delaware Sheriff Appeals Police Powers Ruling
DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Sussex County sheriff is appealing a court ruling that Delaware's constitution does not give police powers to county sheriffs.
28, Apr 2013 - Sussex sheriff appeals court ruling
As promised, Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher has filed an appeal in Delaware Supreme Court, seeking to reverse a Superior Court ruling that declared he is not a law enforcement officer and has no arrest powers. Christopher contends that under the state constitution, he is an elected conservator of the peace, the county's chief law enforcement officer who has police powers. Christopher ...
28, Apr 2013 - Sussex Sheriff Appeals Police Powers Ruling
The Sussex County sheriff is appealing a court ruling that Delaware's constitution does not give police powers to county sheriffs.
10, Apr 2013 - Sussex Sheriff Speaks On Police Powers
SUSSEX CO., Del. - Tuesday, WMDT told you how a Delaware judge ruled that the state constitution does not give police powers to county sheriffs. Â Wednesday, WMDT spoke with the sheriff at the center of
10, Apr 2013 - Tea Party Patriots of South Jersey to talk about law enforcement, hear from Delaware sheriff
Sheriff Jeff Christopher, of Sussex County, Del., will address the group on Tuesday, April 2, at the Elmer Grange Hall, 535 Daretown Road, just off the Pole Tavern Circle, at 7 p.m.
10, Apr 2013 - Court: Sheriff has no arrest powers
A Delaware Superior Court judge has ruled sheriffs in Delaware do not have the power to make arrests and cannot act as police officers. Judge T. Henley Graves issued his opinion March 19 in a case brought by Sussex County Sheriff Jeffrey S. Christopher asking the court to declare that under the state constitution, as sheriff, Christopher is the chief law enforcement officer of the county with ...
10, Apr 2013 - Sheriff's powers clamped in ruling tied to Sussex County dispute
A Superior Court judge has rejected Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher's contention that Delaware sheriffs have inherent constitutional powers of arrest, saying a state law passed last year that 'extinguished' any such powers was valid
09, Apr 2013 - Sheriff summit: A call to action
An effort aimed at empowering elected sheriffs to exercise their constitutional powers in Delaware and nationwide drew a noisy crowd of more than 250 people. Richard Mack, retired sheriff of Graham County, Ariz., told a Sussex County audience that state and county officials are out to prevent Sussex Sheriff Jeff Christopher from keeping his oath to protect, serve and obey the U.S. Constitution ...
31, Oct 2011 - Attorney Generalâ€™s Office reviewing Sussex altercation
The results of an investigation into an alleged altercation between Sussex County Councilman Vance Phillips and Sussex Sheriff Jeff Christopher have been turned over to the Delaware Attorney Generalâ€™s Office by Georgetown police. Christopher alleges Phillips threw a notepad at him and kicked him in the groin. Attorney Generalâ€™s Office spokesman Jason Miller said the case is under review. At 5 p ...