Wilmington Police Department plans restructuring

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Submitted: Mon, 06/17/2013 - 5:00pm
Updated: Mon, 06/17/2013 - 5:05pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There are some big changes happening at the Wilmington Police Department.

Monday, Chief Ralph Evangelous told the Wilmington City Council all about them.

Evangelous said he’s been working on restructuring the department for about a year now. The major changes include getting rid of Special Operations, merging remaining Special Operations with Patrol, building a Forensic Science Unit, creating three bureaus and combining the Vice and Criminal Divisions.

Evangelous said all that restructuring will help with communication and efficiency.

“It’s to balance work load within the organization and to put together some more efficient practices within the department to include planning and research,” Evangelous said.

Chief Evangelous said the changes will start July 1 and will not cost the city any more money to implement.


  • Guest2020 says:

    Sending a complaint through the proper channel puts a target on your back. You have to be pretty naive to think that police officers don’t speed. Most of the ones I have seen do speed and I am not stupid enough to put a bullseye on my back.

  • jj says:

    Chief, you need to add a traffic unit. I remember the Chief before you had a great one and they really enforced the traffic laws. I’m tried of seeing a Police Office sitting in area and people run the stop sign right in front of him and he does nothing. This will make them think they can do it everytime.

  • Vog46 says:

    Gets the benefit of the doubt here BUT…”creating a forensic science unit” is not exactly cheap.
    At some point in time I wonder if he’ll have to ask for more $?


  • mitchell says:

    How about not driving around town at 60 m.p.h for no reason and following the rules like everyone else is that in the change also

  • Guest4077 says:

    How about you writing down the number on the patrol car and noting location, date and time. Then send your complaint through the proper channnel. OH NO, i guess it was just some random cop car that passed you doing 60+.

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