Hopkins, Thomas

Message from Chief Hopkins

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Wilson Police Department website.  The members of the Wilson Police Department are extremely proud and honored to serve the citizens and visitors of Wilson, North Carolina.  We are proud of our dedicated employees and volunteers who strive to provide the highest quality of police services to the citizens and visitors of our great city.  We work closely with our schools, businesses, and residents to reduce crime and improve the quality of life.  We are dedicated to community-oriented policing and problem solving.   We operate on a foundation of service, honesty, accountability, responsibility, professionalism, and education.

At the Wilson Police Department, we place tremendous emphasis on securing our future by working with our youth.  The importance of having positive influences on our youth cannot be overstated.  We average over 700 hours per month working with the youth in our community through police sponsored programs.  From our Police Athletic/Activities League, Explorer Program, coaching, tutoring, and numerous mentoring programs, we strive to encourage positive interactions between youth and police officers.

Once again, thank you for your interest in our website.  We encourage all of our residents, business owners, and visitors to communicate with us about any issue or concerns you may have.  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to call on any one of us, we welcome and encourage your thoughts and comments.



Thomas P. Hopkins,

Chief of Police



Main contact number: 252-399-2323

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Police South
700 US Hwy 301 N
Wilson, NC 27893

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Through partnerships with our community, we strive to reduce crime and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Wilson.


Achieving Excellence

Partnering with the Community

Developing Our Future

Core Values

S – Service

H – Honesty

A – Accountability

R – Responsibility

P – Professionalism

E – Education


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What a successful fundraiser for the Special Olympics!!! We were able to far exceed our goal. We would like to thank Vera Beamon and the entire staff at the Wilson Doughnut Shop. The fundraiser was a collaborative effort by Wilson Doughnut Shop, City of Wilson Parks and Rec, and the Wilson Police Department. See MoreSee Less

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The Wilson Police Department would like to announce the 18th session of the Citizen’s Police Academy, which will start on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for interested citizens to learn about the law enforcement profession through presentations and practical exercises.
The Citizen’s Police Academy is 12 weeks long and will cover the following topics: Department Overview, Laws of Arrest, Search, Seizures; Constitutional Law, Internal Affairs, Gang Investigations and Youth Mentoring Programs, Drug Investigations/Career Criminals, Use of Force Liability, Hot Pursuits, “Shoot-Don’t Shoot”, SRT Operations/Crisis Negotiations-range live fire exercises, Crowd Control Management, Special Operations practical and demonstrations, and Ride-a-longs. There will be instructors with expertise in all these areas that will assist in training. The class will meet every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and classes usually last between 2 to 2 ½ hours.
This is a great opportunity to interact with professionals that work in the law enforcement profession and the criminal justice system. If you are interested, please contact Sgt. Licia Batchelor at (252)399-2358 or by e-mail: lbatchelor@wilsonnc.org.
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