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Does cellphone-sweeping ‘StingRay’ technology go too far?

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas are among scores of police departments across the country quietly using a highly secretive technology developed for the military that can track the whereabouts of suspects by using the signals constantly emitted by their cellphones.

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

videoFive 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

videoYou 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

videoHarpoon, 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.

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