Patrick Babby is an 18 year veteran
and active police officer for the Wilmington Police Department. He has written two books: Fly Fishing for Trout
on a Budget and True Stories from my Life as an Angler.
About the Wilmington Police
According to the Wilmington Police Department, it “is authorized to deploy up to 289 officers
in motor vehicles, on foot, and on bicycle in order to protect and serve the citizens of the city. It recently joined the
ranks of 350 other departments nationwide in achieving operations accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law
The recruitment page of the Wilmington
Police Department states, “The Police Officer, with the Department of Police, performs general police work duties as
authorized by law to protect life and property; prevent violation(s) of statutes and laws; investigates and suppresses disturbances;
investigates complaints; makes arrests and issues summons when appropriate; does related work as required.
To perform the duties of a Wilmington Police Officer, an
applicant must demonstrate good judgment, common sense, and enthusiasm for police work. A Wilmington Police Officer performs
the duties such as patrol, investigation, police duties, maintenance activities, and special assignments.”