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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Wilmington Police Department History

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In 1847, the City of Wilmington hired its first police officer. The Police Department was originally located in the basement of City Hall, where it remained until 1962.In 1962, the Atlantic Coast Railroad sold their facility on Red Cross Street to the City for $2. The City's Police Department has been there since that time.Construction of the new facility began in July, 2005 and was completed in December, 2006. The total building project cost is $24 million.

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