It's called Mutual Aid,ILM NATIVE. Agencies always help each other at each other's request. They all hold the same certification & training requirements. Law enforcement doesn't have the option to call 911, so they get to know each other. Actually, the public would be surprised at some of the DWI arrests that the Port Police have gotten. They are NOT company police & can enforce violations that they see in the areas surrounding the port. Brunswick & Columbus Counties have agencies from New Hanover assist at their checkpoints as well. All law enforcement is essentially one team, just getting their paychecks from different places. New Hanover doesn't have the manpower to conduct an effective checkpoint alone. This is why agencies help each other out for a common goal. They are just trying to help each other's communities be safer places. Kudos to all involved for keeping us safer.
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