Volunteers and Internships

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06-16-2020: We recently accepted a new class of chaplains and are not seeking additional volunteers at this time. 

Chaplains represent a wide variety of religious traditions and levels of professional preparation and endorsement, but when the chaplain is working in the police world, each is "chaplain" for everyone, not the religious leader of a particular tradition serving a particular congregation or service agency.

WPD Chaplains are non-sworn volunteers who provide support to WPD personnel, victims and others. They are often called to crime scenes and must complete office hours at WPD Headquarters. If you're interested in volunteering as a chaplain, please call Public Affairs Officer Linda Thompson at (910)-341-4608. 


06-16-2020: In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are not accepting interns for the Summer of 2020. We will make an announcement regarding Fall internships on this page and on our social media pages once the time gets closer and we're able to determine if it's safe to allow interns to come into the building regularly. Thank you for understanding. 

WPD offers a six-week unpaid internship to area college students over the age of 18.

Interns mainly assist the WPD Public Affairs Office with creating videos and social media content, but are also afforded opportunities to shadow different divisions (such as the Criminal Investigation Division and Crime Scene Investigation), go on ride-alongs, and learn more about any specialized areas they may be interested in.

Students (18-25) majoring in Criminal Justice or other related fields, who are looking for more hands-on police experience, may want to look into our Cadet Program.

To apply for an internship,please complete the criminal history release form and application below and email them to Internship Coordinator Jessica Williams at along with a copy of your resume, transcript, and a cover letter clearly indicating why you would like to intern with the Wilmington Police Department. 

Criminal History Release

Internship Application

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