Wilmington crime

Wilmington police chief selected to lead St. Louis PD

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki hasn’t yet said how the city plans to replace police Chief Robert Tracy, who on Tuesday was selected to lead the St. Louis, Missouri Police Department. Tracy’s selection as the Gateway City’s top cop was announced by St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones Tuesday morning. It’s the first time in the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s 214-year …

Wilmington crime

Wilmington police chief to step down

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The city of Wilmington is in need of a new top cop. Police Chief Robert Tracy has been selected as a finalist to become police commissioner in St. Louis, Missouri, he announced Monday night. Whether or not he gets the job, Tracy will leave the Wilmington Police Department, the mayor’s office confirmed Tuesday. It’s not clear when Tracy plans to …

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 Rutz Headlines, 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 …

TSD Review Oct 27

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – October 27, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Finally! Wegmans opens Delaware store Wednesday Wilmington PD to start weekly community walks Smaller pond, more eateries for Brandywine Town Center? Archmere’s cancer class inspiring hopeful medics Who’s running? Nov. 8 Delaware general election U.S. Marine Band plays free Wilmington concert Sunday Business Vaccine company …

Wilmington Police Department Community Fairs

Wilm. PD hopes weekly walks will address social, health needs

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

Wilmington police officers will take weekly walks through the city to engage with residents and distribute information about social services, Mayor Mike Purzycki announced Wednesday. The initiative aims to address unmet social service and public health needs in Wilmington neighborhoods, according to the mayor. “Our police officers have demonstrated time and time again that if they have an opportunity, beyond …

Wilmington Police Department Police Cadet Program

Wilmington launches police cadet apprenticeship

Betsy Price Government, 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 …

TSD Review Sept 1

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 1, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Odyssey to offer state’s first AP African American history course Rotary flags line Wilmington Riverwalk until Sept. 19 Libraries test tech allowing patrons to self-checkout Food & Dining Falafels seem to be having a moment in Delaware Bellevue Diner opening on Philadelphia Pike Government Is …

Wilmington Police Department Community Fairs

Wilmington PD hopes to unite police, community with 3 fairs

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Wilmington Police Department hopes to build stronger relationships with community members by hosting three community resource fairs throughout the month of September.  The fairs will build off the success of the National Night Out, an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships.  The events will feature police officers representing a range of assignments and positions as well as partner …

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AG indicts Wilm. ex-cop who slammed man’s head into wall

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines, Police & Fire

The Delaware Department of Justice’s Division of Civil Rights and Public Trust has indicted a former Wilmington police officer after internet posts showing the officer using excessive force went viral on social media.  The division opened an investigation into Samuel Waters, 27, after discovering footage of a Sept. 21, 2021 incident during which he repeatedly forced a man’s head against …