Department of Police
Christine R. Dunning, Chief of Police
The Wilmington Police Department is authorized to deploy up to 289 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.
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.
More About the Wilmington Police Department
- Police News Releases
- WPD History
- Appeal Traffic and Parking Citations
- Red Light Camera Safety Program
- Sign Up For Reverse 911
- Child Development Community Policing
- Victim Services
- Financial Crimes
- Law Enforcement Accreditation
- Drug Mugs
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
Contact the Wilmington Police Department
Wilmington Police Department
William T. McLaughlin Public Safety Building
300 N. Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Help Line Non-emergencies: (302) 654-5151
Crime Tip Hotline: 1-866-WILMTIP (1-866-945-6847)
Drug Hotline: (302) 888-1800
Copies of Reports/Vehicle Releases: (302) 576-3600
Financial Crimes Unit: (302) 576-3676
PAY PARKING TICKETS ONLINE
Pay financial obligations online at www.wilmingtonparkingtickets.com.
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.