Crime Prevention Specialist
Our Crime Prevention Specialist is currently out on medical leave. Please contact Public Affairs Officer Linda Thompson to schedule a Community Watch meeting or other services. She can be reached at 910.341.4608.
"Fighting Crime in the Port City"
The Wilmington Police Department offers a number of crime prevention programs that help to improve safety in surrounding neighborhoods. We hope that you will take advantage of one of these programs or tell someone about them.
Residential and Business Security Surveys
Security surveys are conducted by professionally trained Crime Prevention Officers. These officers provide the latest crime prevention through environmental design tips and strategies on how to protect your home and/or business.
This training allows businesses and employees to heighten their awareness while minimizing business and employee risk by training them on what to do when a robbery occurs.
Community Watch Groups help to educate residents about safety, while providing the Police with neighborhood support. City residents are encouraged to organize a Community Watch in their neighborhoods.
This program allows citizens the opportunity to ride with an officer to observe and experience what policing is first hand. (Allow two weeks to process applications)