Devices like the StingRay II act like a cell tower to intercept call data.
8 months ago
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New federal rules won’t change how WPD uses surveillance device

Wilmington Police do not plan to change the way they use some high-tech surveillance gadgets.
WPD releases first comments on use of surveillance equipment
2 years ago
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WPD releases first comments on use of surveillance equipment

Five days after the public learned Wilmington Police use secret surveillance equipment in the fight against crime, the department is finally speaking out.
Lawyers, locals react to WPD’s surveillance device
2 years ago
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Lawyers, locals react to WPD’s surveillance device

You might want to think twice about having your cell phone on you at all times. The Wilmington Police Department has surveillance equipment called Stingray. It turns your phone into a tracking device, giving law enforcement crucial information on where you are. But it might violate your rights.
Police surveillance equipment raises eyebrows
2 years ago
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Police surveillance equipment raises eyebrows

Harpoon, StingRay and Kingfish are all surveillance items purchased by the Wilmington Police Department. What they do, though, and how long they've been around, might surprise you.