Ocean View, DE

Tactics Used

Reverse stings
Auto seizure
Community service
Public education
Neighborhood action
SOAP orders
John school
Web stings
License suspension

Ocean View is a city in Sussex County, Delaware with a population of approximately 1,000.  Prostitution has been a substantial problem in the city for years.  Police receive complaints from residents and businesses about prostitution, and among the attempts to address commercial sexual exploitation have been the use of tactics targeting demand.  In the 1990s, over too prostitution arrests per year were made, but reports did not separate the number of buyers versus sellers.

Key Partners

  • Ocean View Police Department
State Delaware
Type City
Population 1114
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