Brunswick Sheriff opens Leland substation
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The Brunswick Country Sheriff's Office officially opened a new north end substation this morning. The substation is located next to the Port City Java in Brunswick Forest.

People who live in the area can go to the station to report crimes and process paperwork like gun permit applications without having to drive to Bolivia.

Sheriff John Ingram was pleased with the turnout.

"I think it was a huge success," Ingram said. "I am blown away by the support we have from the community. I think it says a lot about how the community is proud of the Sheriffs Office."

The north end substation will function with a lieutenant of administrative services, two detectives, a civil division clerk, administrative clerk and a volunteer that assists in administrative duties.

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With the size of Brunswick county I would think spending the same amount of money on more patrol cars would be serving the community better.
Or have them patrol instead of having 4 cars parked,blocking traffic on route 17 in both directions for the catholic church services.
Why are uniformed on duty deputies doing traffic control for a church anyway?
Taxpayers should not be responsible for this!
I'll be voting for Timothy Daniels.

It is called working a contract and the deputies are paid by the church to be there. A good number of churches in Wilmington do the same thing.

Then why are they in uniform, driving sheriff cars during the day?
I guess the crime rate in Brunswick county is so low that they do not need to be patrolling.
But then they post stuff like "any info needed on burglary suspect or vandalism".
It's called "working the votes" at election time.
So I'm sure it shows up as a payment to the Brunswick County Sheriff Dept on the books right?
Because they are driving county vehicles and burning county gas.
WWAY needs to investigate this.

To guest 28451, since you are probably from Leland, why are you trying to find something to complain about. I think the church traffic is something that has been going on for a while, not just during an election. If you knew what you were talking about you would already know this. Those officers who stand out there have been doing so even when the last Sheriff was in house.

Using tax dollars to buy votes. What an incredible idea! Of course the sub station is over in the "greater" Leland area.

Sheriff Ingram you are doing such a wonderful job. As a citizen of this county for 15 years I can't believe all the great things you have done in such a short time

No, he's not "awesome". The only reason his department's arrest rates are up and he's being more proactive is because election time is around the corner. As soon as the election is over and he's gotten another four years in office let's seen how "proactive" he will be is.

Someone sounds upset about breaking the law and being arrested....

Ingram, we all look forward to you having a full term as this County's Sheriff. Look at all the great things you have done in 2 years, I can't imagine how well you will do with 4!

Nope, law abiding citizen last time I checked. It's always the same why around election time.