Department of Police

Bobby L. Cummings, Chief of Police

 Police Chief Bobby Cummings (Center), Inspector Clayton Smith (Left), Inspector Elmer Harris (Right) Police Chief Bobby Cummings (Center), Inspector Clayton Smith (Left), Inspector Elmer Harris (Right)

The Wilmington Police Department is authorized to deploy up to 320 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.

More About the Wilmington Police Department
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.

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.

Call the hotline 1-800-847-3333
Submit a tip online
Text "DCS plus your message" to 274637

Delaware Sex Offender Registry

Contact the Wilmington Police Department

Mailing Address

Wilmington Police Department
William T. McLaughlin Public Safety Building
300 N. Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Emergencies: 911

Help Line Non-emergencies: (302) 654-5151

Crime Tip Hotline: (302) 576-3990

Drug Hotline: (302) 888-1800

Copies of Reports/Vehicle Releases: (302) 576-3600

Financial Crimes Unit: (302) 576-3676


Pay financial obligations online at


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


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.