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Fri August 10, 2007
Local Law Enforcement Agrees to Mutual Aid
By Megan V. Williams
Wilmington, NC – A newly-inked mutual aid agreement between the Wilmington Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff's office allows the departments to borrow officers, equipment, and supplies from each other when needed.
In general, a written request would be required for the loan, but could be bypassed in emergency situations.
Lucy Crockett with the WPD says it's similar to mutual aid agreements the city has with other local law enforcement agencies.
Three months ago, the Sheriff's Department cancelled a broader agreement that had allowed Wilmington police officers to issue traffic tickets in unincorporated parts of the county. The new arrangement does not reinstate that power.
Click here to read the new mutual aid agreement.
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