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WPD offers various volunteer opportunities, ranging from serving as a chaplain to working with crime prevention. 


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.

Chaplains serve many personal and spiritual needs of individuals where they are, when they need the support of another person who comes to them without judgment, with openness, and cares for them until the crisis moment is over.

Chaplains are non-sworn volunteers who provide support to WPD personnel, victims and others. Chaplains 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 Linda Thompson at 910.341.4608. 

*We are currently not accepting applications for new Chaplains. 



WPD offers unpaid internships for a variety of our departments, including Crime Prevention, STING Intelligence Center, Police Athletics League and CSI

To apply for an internship,please return the criminal history release form and the application to Internship Coordinator Linda Thompson along with a copy of your resume, transcript and cover letter clearly indicating which department you would like to intern with. 


Criminal History Release Internship application

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