The city is under a State of Emergency. City of Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders have also announced a curfew for Wilmington and unincorporated areas of the county, which shall apply to the hours of 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from 6/2 until further notice. View the city's proclamation here. View the county's proclamation here.

View Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Coronavirus and Recent Protests/Curfew

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Public Affairs

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Public Affairs Officer

Linda Thompson

The Public Affairs Office coordinates the Police Department’s media relations and public communications and provides staff support to the Office of the Chief.

The Public Affairs Officer is responsible for:

  • Publicizing the Police Department’s programs, services and special events.
  • Distributing news releases and media updates on significant incidents and breaking news.
  • Responding to the scenes of major incidents to coordinate release of information to news organizations.
  • Managing WPD’s volunteer assignments and student internships. 
  • Supervising the Crime Prevention Unit.


Communications Specialist
Jennifer Dandron

The communications specialist is responsible for outreach efforts, media relations, and social media engagement.