Message from Chief Robert J. View Full Site. In recent years, the Wilmington Police Department has adopted a range of research-based, proven crime reduction strategies, including:.
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. These approaches have helped to bring about historic reductions in crime. 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.
We have instituted ificant changes in the way we police our neighborhoods, embracing technology and innovation, and leveraging intelligence and other resources to combat crime. This mission will be fostered by every member of the department. The agency traces its roots in public safety and service to the yearand presently includes sworn police officers in addition to civilian support staff.
Over the past several years, we have worked to critically examine our department and our approaches to crime prevention and suppression. Beginning my law enforcement career more than 36 years ago, and with service in the New York City Police Department, the Chicago Police Department and now in Wilmington, I have found that community engagement can be one of the most impactful approaches to public safety. The department has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies CALEA since and is committed to providing professional law enforcement and investigative services.
At the core of our efforts is the community we serve, and each member of the Wilmington Police Department engages in the neighborhoods they patrol, attending community meetings, interacting with residents and strengthening relationships. It is an honor to serve as your Chief of Police, and I look forward to working with my officers to ensure that we continue to enhance public safety in Wilmington.