Wilmington at a glance


Population by race and Hispanic origin


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Full-time law enforcement staff, Wilmington Police Department

  • 293 Officers
  • 56 Civilian staff

Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents

  • 4.19 Wilmington
  • 1.6 National average, cities with 50,000 to 99,999 population
  • 2.2 National average

These figures reflect the Wilmington Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.

Federal grant funding for Wilmington

Data was last updated November 20, 2022


We identified over $7.4M in federal grant funding, FY 2013-2023

Grant funding over time

Grant funding by federal department

Recent grants

USA spending grants for: Wilmington
Amount Start and end dates Recipient and description Awarding agency CFDA program Type
$686,433.00 10/1/2022
9/30/2025
CITY OF WILMINGTON LEGAL APPLICANT: WILMINGTON DEPARTMENT OF POLICE TITLE OF PROJECT: WILMINGTON (DEL.) CRIME GUN INTELLIGENCE CENTER INTEGRATION EXPANSION     THE WILMINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT (WPD), AND THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) ARE SEEKING FUNDING FROM BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE (BJA) TO ASSIST… Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$223,454.00 10/1/2021
9/30/2025
CITY OF WILMINGTON THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, … Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$219,891.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2024
CITY OF WILMINGTON ANTI-VIOLENCE OVERTIME INITIATIVE AND COLD CASE INVESTIGATOR Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program Prime
$630,000.00 10/1/2020
9/30/2023
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR OF DELAWARE WILMINGTON POLICE BWC POLICY AND IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs 16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Prime

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Military equipment transfers


We were unable to locate any military equipment transfers for this location using the LESO Property Transferred to Participating Agencies database published by the Defense Logistics Agency. It is possible that this location has acquired military equipment for policing via other sources or programs.