New Castle County, Delaware, Division of Police | http://www2.nccde.org/police/default.aspx |
Published in the January/February 2013 issue of print Search & Employ® |
The New Castle County, Delaware, Division of Police provides services to a population of more than 500,000 citizens. The police department has an authorized strength of 370 officers and is continuously seeking qualified men and women from diverse backgrounds to fill the position of police officer. New Castle County is the northernmost of Delaware’s three counties. Wilmington is the largest city in the county and is the county seat. Department headquarters are in the city of New Castle, which is south of Wilmington. The department’s primary jurisdiction covers most of the communities of New Castle County.
The department is a full-service police department with a number of career-development opportunities for its officers. These opportunities are in specialized units, including Criminal Investigations Unit, Community Services Unit, Mounted Patrol Unit, SWAT, and Mobile Enforcement Team (MET).
The department recruits veterans and members of in the National Guard and reserves in surrounding areas. The department values the fact that veterans possess years of experience that the average applicant lacks. Veterans understand the paramilitary organization and rank structure of police departments, they are disciplined, and they work well in a team environment. They are also well aware of the risks and the dangers of a law-enforcement career.