Wilmington, Delaware

Posted Date

April 8, 2024

Contact Information

Tara P. Scarborough

Delaware’s Attorney General, the State’s chief law enforcement officer, has a broad responsibility to combat crime, uphold civil rights, safeguard families, fight fraud, and protect consumers in the First State. In meeting this mission, Attorney General Kathy Jennings is supported by teams of talented lawyers and staff in the Criminal, Civil, Family, Fraud and Consumer Protection, and Civil Rights and Public Trust Divisions. Each of the more than 500 staff who work in the Office of the Attorney General are dedicated to serving all Delawareans with integrity and passion. Deputy Attorneys General, with critical support from criminal special investigators, victim service specialists, paraprofessionals, and administrative staff, prosecute criminal cases, enforce consumer laws, provide counsel to state agencies, ensure the public’s access to open government, protect the abused, and much more.

The Criminal Division seeks a Deputy Attorney General to join the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit (VCE) in New Castle County.  The VCE Unit specializes in prosecuting wiretap cases, organized crime, gang cases, and cases related to task force investigations and investigations conducted by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Initiative (HIDTA).  The unit employs fundamental principles promoted by the HIDTA, Violence Reduction Network, and Intelligence Driven Prosecution programs, including (1) intelligence gathering and sharing; (2) strategic and focused prosecutions; and (3) collaborative law enforcement efforts.  Additionally, centralizing expertise for wiretaps and gang cases, given issues particular to these types of cases, creates the necessary specialization needed for effective prosecutions.


This DAG position is primarily responsible for prosecuting drug and gun-related criminal cases under HIDTA and will also be expected to handle larger violent crime investigations, including shootings, robberies, racketeering, and gang cases.


The ideal candidate must work well as part of a team; be motivated, creative, and proactive in the prosecution of violent crime. Strengths should include the ability to evaluate criminal cases, determine resolutions, and anticipate legal issues with the ability to research accurately and effectively. Must have or be able to develop a good working relationship with other Deputy Attorneys General, support staff, law enforcement and Court personnel. Must have demonstrated ability to try cases in Superior Court, and thorough knowledge of relevant laws and court rules. Membership in Delaware Bar required.

Application Process

To learn more about the position and start the application process, please click on the link below:

Deputy Attorney General I-V Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit – State of Delaware (jobapscloud.com)