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The curfew that had been in effect has been suspended.

All city parks are closed until further notice. 
City offices are closed.

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Salary & Benefits

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The Wilmington Police Department offers a competitive starting annual salary of $38,984.40 for  police officers. Lateral transfers can earn up to $49,686.00, depending on years of law enforcement experience. All uniforms and equipment are provided by the agency. Officer benefits include: new

  • Education Incentive Pay
    • BA or BS Degree: $2,000 annual add pay.
    • AS or AA Degree: $1,000 annual add pay.
  • 5% employer contribution to 401(k) and additional 2.5% employer contribution to 401(k) or 457 plan (total contribution 7.5%)
  • NC Local Governmental Employees' Retirement System
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Employer-paid life insurance for employees
  • Employer-paid accidental death insurance and long-term dismemberment
  • Supplemental retirement program
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vacation, sick, holiday, civil and military leaves 
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Separation allowance
  • Uniforms
  • Bloodborne pathogen protection
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Take Home Car Program

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