Field Services Bureau

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Capt. Kathy Cochran


 The City of Wilmington is divided into six districts.  The UPD is staffed by one Captain, two Lieutenants serving as Assistant Division Commanders, five Lieutenants who serve as Watch Commanders and 13 Sergeants.

Each Lieutenant is assigned to a platoon. Their duties include, but not limited to, tracking crime trends and assigning personnel accordingly, acting as liaison between the community and the department and management of officer personnel.

The officers are assigned to four 12-hour permanent shifts which cover the 24 hour period. Under the Geographic Based Policing model, officers are assigned to specific areas in their district for routine patrol, answering calls for service, acting as community coordinators for proactive police response, and conducting preliminary investigations

For more information about your district please view the Police District Map.



Noise Permits- after completing the Noise Permit Application, please return it to Christina Stannard by mail, fax, or email. Once the application has been reviewed and processed, you will be contacted regarding the status of the permit. 

◦Noise Ordinance 

•Fingerprinting: ◦Monday- 9am-11pm & 1pm-3pm  
◦Wednesday- 9am-11pm & 1pm-3pm  
◦Fridays- 9am-11pm & 1pm-3pm

•Residence and Business Checks - available by calling 910.343.3609.



The Special Operations Division consists of Canine, School Liaison Officers, Traffic Unit, Housing Task Force and Mobile Field Force Teams  and collateral teams. The collateral teams consist of the Pipes and Drums, Bomb Squad, SWAT, Crisis Negotiation Team, and the Honor Guard.