Salem United, Selbyville police team up for crime forum

This year, more than 150 Delaware deaths were suspected overdoses. And 2017 isn’t done.

So, Salem United Methodist Church and Selbyville Police Department partnered to host a community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. at Salem Center, the community hall behind the church sanctuary.

The forum will focus on drug prevention, treatment and signs of use. Experts will also discuss current crime trends and answer questions from the public.

Panelists include representatives from the Selbyville Police Department, Delaware State Police and Sussex County EMS.

This meeting is for everyone: the civic group concerned about local crime; the parent who notices suspicious behavior at the dinner table; or someone who is the friend of a friend with addiction issues.

Literally anyone could become addicted to narcotics, from the urban youth to the elderly with a hip replacement. Their friends, family and neighborhood can feel the impact, too.

“Come, and be a part of the solution,” Salem leaders said. “We are all called to be one in this community and address and end the drug usage that is occurring.”

Salem U.M. Church is located at 29 W. Church Street, Selbyville.

Details are online at

Anyone who notices suspicious or criminal activity should always call the police. For information on Delaware’s addiction treatment and recovery programs, call (800) 345-6785 or visit