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Wilmington Police Department

WPD Law Enforcement Memorial Service stirs emotions

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department held it's annual WPD Law Enforcement Memorial Service, to honor officers who have died in the line of duty. With the loss of Officer Richard Matthews just three months ago, today's ceremony was especially poignant. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Department opens doors to new facility

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videoOn Saturday, the Wilmington Police Department officially opened its new headquarters on South College Road. Chief Ralph Evangelous said the new location will allow the police department to serve communities on a more personal level. Full story...
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Officer Greer honored

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A Wilmington police officer that was injured in the line of duty was honored Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Conyers murder investigation continues after two years

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It has been two years today, since Ronald Conyers was found dead in an alley near 16th and Nun Streets in Wilmington.

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Five from WPD honored at City Council meeting; approved parking lot and dock for fire boat

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videoFor law enforcement officers, saving lives is part of the job. But it is not every day they are recognized for their bravery. Some Wilmington police officers, along with a Good Samaritan, were honored at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for a job well done. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Department postpones opening of new headquarters

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Because of Wednesday's tragedy, the WPD has postponed the official opening of their new Southeast Division headquarters. Full story...
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Law enforcement officers preparing for a triathlon

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Some local law enforcement officers are gearing up for the Beach to Battleship triathlon in memory of their fallen comrades. Full story...
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Hostage training in Wilmington

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In Wilmington, there were several streets around Floral Parkway blocked off. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department and the Wilmington Police Department join forces

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department and the Wilmington Police Department are joining forces to try and reduce gang violence in the area. Full story...
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Police, Sheriff's department reach mutual aid agreement

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There is a new mutual-aid agreement between the New Hanover County Sheriff's office and Wilmington Police. The relationship between the two agency has been strained in recent months. Now Chief Ralph Evangelous and Sheriff Sid Causey have made their first step towards working together. Full story...
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Law enforcement agencies join Sable helicopter program

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As crime numbers go up, so do local law enforcement agencies in their fight against crime. More area departments are joining Chief Ralph Evangelous and the Wilmington Police Department in patrolling from the sky. Full story...
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Feud far from over between WPD and Sheriff's Office

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The feud between New Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey and Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous is far from over. A lot of questions are surrounding the announcement of the two departments' break-up, such as, will the public's safety be compromised, will things ever be worked out, will the split cause tax payers money? Full story...
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Mayor Holds Public Meeting to Dispell Rumors about Police-Involved Shooting

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This afternoon, city leaders met with community members to dispell some of the rumors about the police involved shooting of Phillipe McIver. Full story...
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Wilmington man found dead in backstreet alley

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Around five o'clock Saturday afternoon Wilmington police responded to a report of a body found in an alley off of 16th Street near Nun Street. The victim was 24-year-old Ronald Nathan Conyers Jr. Investigators say they found Conyers's body just three blocks from where he lived. Full story...
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More security at this year's Wing Fling

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The Interpol Special Police are getting ready for a busy day Saturday at the 11th annual Wing Fling. That's because this year, they're stepping up security. Full story...
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