Wilmington Police Department

Local
2:37 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Wilmington Police Department Looks to Improve Diversity

Police departments have come under question throughout the nation after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  The Wilmington PD is taking steps to become more diverse. 

The Wilmington Police Department participates in state-mandated juvenile minority sensitivity training, which teaches effective communications with minority groups and aims to improve the treatment of minority juveniles. But Wilmington Chief of Police Ralph Evangelous told City Council on Tuesday evening that they’re looking to expand this training even further in the future: 

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Local
6:27 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

CoastLine: Police Force -- Finding the Balance Between Safe Communities and Citizens' Rights

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri sparked questions nationwide over the use of excessive force.

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Local - January 7
5:04 am
Tue January 7, 2014

City and Police Team Up to Suss Out Speeding in Wilmington

The City of Wilmington is working with the police to tackle one ongoing problem: speeding in residential areas. City officials are launching a pilot program, based on data they’ve been gathering using hidden radar devices that track vehicular speed within select neighborhoods. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that by the end of this month, the city plans to mail these residents details on speeding patterns along their own streets.

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Local - September 19
2:10 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

New Community Campaign Aims to Keep Minors from Accessing Alcohol at Home

The Cape Fear Coalition for a Drug Free Tomorrow advocates cabinet and bottle locks to help prevent minors from accessing alcohol.
Courtesy of the Cape Fear Coalition for a Drug Free Tomorrow

The local hardware store can be a real ally in the fight to curb underage drinking. Which is why the Cape Fear Coalition for a Drug Free Tomorrow is presenting a free workshop this Saturday on how to install locks on home liquor cabinets. The Coalition is partnering with the Wilmington Police Department to provide the community with safety tips and information about the legal consequences of providing alcohol to minors.

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Local - August 23
2:26 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Housing Authority Aims to Crack Down on Crime in Public Housing

Housing Authority CEO Michael Krause says the Authority gives the Wilmington Police Department $158,000 for added services within public housing communities.
Scott Davidson

The Wilmington Housing Authority is cracking down on crime in public housing communities. At Monday's monthly board meeting, a UNCW graduate student is presenting a study on criminal activity in affordable housing. And the Authority is proposing sweeping policy changes in an effort to get public housing residents and their visitors off the streets late at night.

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