Wilmington Police Department

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About the Department

The Wilmington Police Department is authorized to deploy up to 315 officers in motor vehicles, on foot, and on bicycle in order to protect and serve the citizens of the city. It recently joined the ranks of 350 other departments nationwide in achieving operations accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wilmington Department of Police is to work in a true partnership with our fellow citizens, and to raise the level of public safety through law enforcement and thereby reduce the fear and incidence of crime. This mission will be fostered by every member of the department.

Advisories and Alerts

Additional Resources

Child Support Enforcement

The Wilmington Police Department supports the Delaware Division of Child Support Enforcement in their effort to locate individuals who are WANTED FOR FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT in Delaware.

Delaware Crime Stoppers

Wilmington Police reminds citizens that providing substantial information to police about a crime or a criminal that leads to an arrest may qualify for cash rewards of up to $1,000 through Delaware Crime Stoppers.

Delaware Sex Offender Registry

The Wilmington Police Department supports the Delaware State Police by providing a link to this service which informs the public of important information regarding the locations of sex offenders.

Pay Parking Tickets

Pay Parking Tickets Online - Pay financial obligations online at

Pay Parking Tickets by Phone - Call (302) 571-4320 and pay by credit card. The City of Wilmington accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover only.

 Pay Parking Tickets in Person - Visit the Revenue Division on the 1st floor of the Louis L. Redding City/County Building, 800 N. French Street. The cashier window is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Inspector Cecilia Ashe has been designated by Police Chief Robert J. Tracy as the Wilmington Police Department’s liaison for outreach to the LGBTQ community.