Wilmington Police Department Is Accepting Applications

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WILMINGTON, DE — Applications are being accepted for the 101st Wilmington Police Academy, and the Police Department is encouraging those interested in a career in law enforcement, and public service, to apply.

A fillable application form and instructions for uploading information required by the Wilmington Police Department can be found at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/PoliceAcademy. You can also contact Sgt. Raymond Mullin at 302.576.3177 or by email at [email protected]

The application process is open until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31.

“We are thrilled to open up this application process, and to extend this hiring opportunity to join our dedicated officers in service to the City of Wilmington and its residents,” said Chief Tracy. “A career with the Wilmington Police Department is an invaluable opportunity for those interested in engaging with the community and taking part in crime reduction strategies to improve public safety in Wilmington.”

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Staff from the WPD’s Human Resources Division attend career fairs and other programs at high schools, colleges, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and community centers throughout the year to promote the Wilmington Police Department and to share information with those who might be interested in a career in law enforcement. The recruitment team will continue these efforts and will also contact those who previously expressed interest. Recruiters will also work with City Council members, the faith community, and other community-based organizations and groups to promote the application process.

“Our team is always working to recruit applicants who are interested in joining our agency and serving the people of Wilmington with professionalism and respect,” said Captain Anthony Bowers, commander of the WPD Human Resources Division.

Inspector of Administration Charles Emory, who leads recruitment efforts along with Captain Bowers, said the department’s recruitment team will work to continue to increase the diversity of the department and to attract candidates with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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“In recent years and through our past several academy classes, the Wilmington Police Department has steadily become more diverse,” said Inspector Emory. “We will continue these efforts to recruit diverse candidates – and to recruit Wilmington residents – to join our agency as we prepare to fill the 101st Wilmington Police Academy.”

Officials state that the initial screening process will include a written exam, a physical agility test, and interview panels that will include a Chief’s interview.

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