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Oak Island residents concerned for safety


Allegations of sexual harassment have been shaking up the Oak Island Police Department. Four officers, including a sergeant have resigned in the past week. Today, WWAY spoke with many residents who are concerned for their safety. Summer is the busiest time of year for Oak Island. The population goes from about 7,000 to more than 30,000. According to the department, they only had about 30 employees before the resignations. Oak Island resident Keni Lariviere said, "As a community we're going to be concerned because we're going to be down several officers to address emergency situations." Oak Island mayor Johnie Vereen said this sort of turnover is standard, and that Oak Island is as safe as it has ever been.

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