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Wilmington residents sign petition in support of police chief

Charles MegginsonGovernment, Headlines, Police & Fire

Chief Robert Tracy/Wilmington Police Department A petition expressing support for the Wilmington Police Department has gathered more than 600 signatures after the Wilmington City Council on Thursday passed a “vote of no confidence” in Chief Robert Tracy. The vote happened after a nearly three-hour-long Public Safety Committee meeting Tuesday during which Tracy and others defended the department’s practices amidst claims …

Delaware State Police S.O.A.R. Searching for Wanted Sex Offenders

Staff WriterDelaware State Police, Police & Fire, RSS

The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R.) is currently looking for the following wanted sex offenders after they either failed to register or re-register at their current address. [
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Delaware State Police S.O.A.R. Searching for Wanted Sex Offenders

Staff WriterDelaware State Trooper, Police & Fire, RSS

The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R.) is currently looking for the following wanted sex offenders after they either failed to register or re-register at their current address. [
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Wilmington Police Officers Andrew Conine and Hailey Cockerham giving a K-9 presentation to Highlands Elementary School students in April. (Jarek Rutz/Delaware LIVE News)

New after-school program to pair Wilm police, kids

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A new initiative at Warner Elementary School in Wilmington is bringing law enforcement into schools to teach fifth-graders about how officers investigate crimes, conflict resolution and more.  For 10 weeks, students at Warner have an opportunity to enroll in the “Cops and Kids After School” after-school program, which started last week. So far, 30 fifth-graders have signed up. The meetings …

Wilmington Police Department Police Cadet Program

Wilmington launches police cadet apprenticeship

Betsy PriceGovernment, Headlines

  The Wilmington Police Department is re-establishing its Police Cadet apprenticeship program. Open to young adults 18 to 21 years old, the initiative will give participants experience working directly with police officers and community members. The department last offered an apprenticeship program in the 1990s. “We are excited to re-start our department’s historic Police Cadet Program, with an eye towards …

Delaware State Police S.O.A.R. Searching for Wanted Sex Offenders

Staff WriterPolice & Fire, RSS

The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R) is currently looking for the following wanted sex offenders after they either failed to register or re-register their current address. If [
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The post Delaware State Police S.O.A.R. Searching for Wanted Sex Offenders appeared first on Delaware State Police – State of Delaware.

Delaware State Police S.O.A.R. Searching for Wanted Sex Offenders

Staff WriterPolice & Fire, RSS

The Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (S.O.A.R) is currently looking for the following wanted sex offenders after they either failed to register or re-register their current address. [
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The post Delaware State Police S.O.A.R. Searching for Wanted Sex Offenders appeared first on Delaware State Police – State of Delaware.

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14 Wilmington gang members hit with 120 charges, including six murders

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Police & Fire

    Fourteen members of the Wlmington gang have been indicted on more than 120 criminal charges, including six counts of murder, authorities announced Monday. The indictment comes after a six-month long investigation involving the Delaware Department of Justice, Wilmington Police Department and New Castle County Police Department, and more agencies. The six murder charges relate to deaths between Nov. …

Wilmington Police Chief Robert J. Tracy

Wilmington Police Chief talks about efforts to curb gun crime

Betsy PriceHeadlines, Police & Fire

Wilmington Police Chief Robert J. Tracy     Acknowledging that gun-related crimes have soared, Wilmington Police Chief  Robert J. Tracy issued a press release Thursday saying his department is trying to fight that in part by focusing on illegal gun possession. “The past couple of weeks have shown us just how much of a problem this remains – to include …