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P.A.L. Hoops seeks players

The WPD is recruiting 8-10 year olds for the 2013-14 season of Police Athletic League (PAL). PAL is a proactive community policing effort that uses sports as a tool to promote gang resistance and awareness. 

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WPD takes steps to combat recent crime

The Wilmington Police Department is responding to a recent rash of crime in three ways: Mobile Field Force, a joint venture with New Hanover County Sheriff's Department and a new Gang Investigative Unit.

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WPD partners with NHC Sheriff to add more officers
Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon held a press conference today at City Hall to announce a new enforcement partnership. [Read more...]
Gun buy-backs Saturday
Three churches will host a Gun Buy-Back effort sponsored by LINC Inc. and supported by WPD, Pender County and NHC Sheriff's Office on Saturday, August 24th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Individuals who turn in guns will be offered $100 for working handguns and $200 for assault weapons. [Read more...]
Midnight Basketball is back!

Midnight basketball is back at the MLK, Jr. Community Center. The program is free and includes food, an educational session and BASKETBALL! Each Friday from 8 pm to midnight through August 23.

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Crime lab receives accreditation
The Wilmington Police Department is the only one of its kind in Southeastern NC. The lab recently received its International Accreditation from the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board. WPD is one of four publicly funded labs in the state with this accreditation. [Read more...]
Summer newsletter is out!

The summer newsletter is out! This issue contains updates on the city's budget approved in June, WPD’s new Mobile Field Force unit, a plan for development and transportation growth based on citizen input, riverwalk repairs currently underway and the firefighter memorial being built.

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City targets speeders

The city is employing a combined approach of increased awareness and targeted enforcement to help manage vehicular speeds in residential neighborhoods.

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WPD welcomes new officers

The WPD swore in 8 new officers and 6 new police chaplains, promoted 8 officers and presented Medal of Valor Awards to 3 officers on Friday, June 28.

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WPD Mobile Field Force active!

The WPD's Mobile Field Force is now in operation!

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