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Police, Sheriff's department reach mutual aid agreement


WILMINGTON -- There is a new mutual-aid agreement between the New Hanover County Sheriff's office and Wilmington Police.

The relationship between the two agency has been strained in recent months. Now Chief Ralph Evangelous and Sheriff Sid Causey have made their first step towards working together.

The agreement is more basic than the previous mutual aid contract between the agencies. It mostly addresses emergencies where one department needs help from the other. Officials say this is just a jumping off point to building a more comprehensive agreement going forward.

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says during the last several months, after the old mutual aid arrangement was severed, the community was still safe. But a written agreement between the county's two biggest law enforcement agencies makes it easier when something happens because everyone is on the same page.

The new mutual aid agreement signed one week ago is effective immediately.

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