Departmental Organization

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Photo of the color guard in procession during the Wilmington Police Academy ceremony.
Photo of Wilmington Police Academy recruits.
Photo of officers participating in recreational activities at the Wilmington Police Academy.
Police cadets at the academy graduation ceremony
Boy kneeling next to dog in front of a WPD police vehicle
Archive photo of WPD officer standing next to his police vehicle in front of the Public Safety Building

The Wilmington Police Department is primarily organized by personnel who report directly to the Chief of Police, and by two branches overseen by Inspectors – Operations and Administration.

Office of the Chief of Police

The Office of Chief Robert J. Tracy includes the following personnel and teams:

  • Chief’s Aide
  • Police Policy and Communications Director
  • Public Information Officer
  • Fiscal Unit
  • Real Time Crime Center
  • Office of Professional Standards

Operations Branch

The Operations Branch is overseen by the Inspector of Operations, Cecilia Ashe, and includes the following:

  • Uniformed Operations
  • Investigative Operations
  • Special Operations 

Administration Branch

The Administration Branch is overseen by the Inspector of Administration, Charles Emory, Jr., and includes the following:

  • Human Resources
  • Support Services
  • Communications
WPD Organizational Chart