The Wilkesboro Police Department consists of 21 full-time officers, 1 reserve officer and 2 administrative assistants. There are 2 Divisions within the department, namely the Patrol Division and the Support Services Division. It is our goal to maintain contemporary and progressive levels of training and equipment to better serve our citizens.
The Patrol Division has 4 patrol teams to provide continuous, around-the-clock police service and in 2014, we answered over 8,000 calls for service and made 458 arrests. We have a Crash Reconstruction Team that is specially trained for in-depth investigation of the most serious traffic crashes. To enhance the safety of children while they travel, we have 2 certified Child Safety Seat Technicians. We are the Wilkes County Coordinator for the NC Governor’s Highway Safety Program and all patrol officers receive high levels of training in patrol functions. Our department has a Bicycle Patrol officer for areas such as Main St., the Greenway, and the town’s parks so that people in these general public locations are better served. Capt. Jason Delbert supervises the Patrol Division.
The Support Services Division consists of 2 General Investigators, 1 Information Technology Administrator, and 1 Specialized Investigator. Our Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.) is part of Support Services and is staffed by 7 officers with specialized training in high risk operations. Our Records Clerk and Tele-communicator are part of Support Services. Capt. Tommy Rhodes supervises the Support Services Division.
We have obtained our CALEA certification in 2011 and again in 2014. The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies has become the primary method for an agency to voluntarily demonstrate their commitment to excellence in law enforcement. For more information, visit www.calea.org
For annoymous tips and how the process works, please see Crime Stoppers website.
The mission of the men and women of the Wilkesboro Police Department is to strive for the impartial enforcement of state and local laws to foster the peaceful environment of our citizens. We will establish community partnerships by providing proactive police services aimed at crime reduction and the protection of life and property. By ethical interactions with those we serve, we will garner the mutual respect that provides the cornerstone of trust our citizens deserve.
Promotions & Oaths of Office
North Carolina Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics
Past Fundraisers and Activities
Participation in "Cops on Top" Officers on roof of Wilkesboro's Chick-fil-A for Special Olympics Fundraising
Participation in National Night Out (NNO) Events NNO is designed to: 1) Heighten crime & drug awareness, 2) Generate support for and in local anti-crime programs, 3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police with community partnerships, and 4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized & fighting back.
Recognition at the state level for promoting Wilkesboro's Small Town Main Street Program with these uniform patches on their right sleeve.