We are currently hiring for Police Trainee and Certified Police Officer.  Apply HERE!

The Wilmington Police Department has answered the challenge to serve and protect its community.

The WPD is committed to recruiting the best qualified candidates to reflect the community we serve. We are a professional organization committed to developing officers through comprehensive and diverse career opportunities.

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Sponsorship

The Wilmington Police Department offers a "Sponsorship" for persons to attend the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy at a local community college. The department works in conjunction with Cape Fear Community College and Brunswick Community College for the BLET program. Receiving a Sponsorship will defer the cost of the tuition for the course. Anyone seeking a Sponsorship must be in compliance with the WPD Sponsorship requirements(PDF, 152KB) . Request for Sponsorship must be submitted no later than 30 Days prior to the beginning of the course. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a paid position and does not constitute or guarantee employment with the Wilmington Police Department.


For Trainees

Trainees will be paid $21.12/hour ($43,929.60/year) while they are in BLET. Upon graduating BLET and becoming sworn they will receive a 5% increase with a new salary of $21.18 or $46,257.12/year.

For Lateral Transfers

Lateral Transfers can receive a salary between $21.18 ($46,257.12) and $27.54 ($60,147.36) depending on their years of experience as a sworn police officer.