Get to know the town: Harrington Police Officer Sam Wilks

Sam Wilks

Sam Wilks

Name: Sam Wilks

Age: 30-years-old

Home state: Pennsylvania, now lives in Milford

Occupation: Police officer

Educational Background: High school diploma, police academy

When did you move to Delaware?

“That’s where my mom came to when I was 18. Less than a year later, I ended up meeting my wife and here I am. It’s a good little state though. Once you’re here, you kind of take a liking to it I think. Nice simple living down here.”

Tell us about your experience?

“I started here on March 21, but I was with Bridgeville for three years before that. I also worked for the Department of Corrections and did construction work.”

Why did you change career fields?

“I pretty much just worked in construction. I got married early and we had to pay the bills. So I started making decent money in that. But I always wanted to be a cop, so I figured corrections was a good start to that. I started applying to different police agencies and finally got hired.”

How did you meet your wife?

“She lived in Milford, too. Through mutual friends, I met her. We were good friends and just ended up doing our wedding thing. We’ve been married for 11 years now.”

What are your hobbies?

“I come to work and enjoy my job. I guess just going to the gym, training dogs on the side and spending time with my wife and kids.”

What do you think of Harrington?

“Harrington is a busier city. Everybody knows each other, but they’re friendly.”

Is there anything you would like to do, but haven’t yet?

“The K-9 unit. I love working with dogs.”

Is there anything you’d like others to know?

“Our ultimate goal is to help everybody. In general, we just want the best for everybody in the general public. Nobody signs up for the job with the intention to hurt anybody.”

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