Wilmington, North Carolina Jail and Mugshot Information

Wilmington is a city in New Hanover County where it also serves as the county seat. According to the 2018 census, around 119,045 people live in this area. The current mayor is Bill Saffo. The City Manager is Sterling Cheatham.

City Hall:
102 N. 3rd Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910.341.7800

Wilmington City Hall

Mayor’s Office:
Phone: 910.341.7815
Fax: 910.341.4628
Email: bill.saffo@wilmingtonnc.gov

City Manager’s Office:
Phone: 910.341-7810
Fax: 910.341.5839

In 2014, the crime index for Wilmington was 434.0 which was higher than the US average at the time (287.4). During that year, there were 18 reported murders, 36 reported rapes, 237 reported robberies, and 475 reported assaults. There were also 1,343 reported burglaries, 3475 reported thefts, 354 reported auto thefts, and 17 reported arson cases. As of November 2018, 215 registered sex offenders are living in Wilmington. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 540 to 1 which is near the state average.

Wilmington, North Carolina Police Station Information

In 2016, there were 5,530 reported incidents in Wilmington which gave it a total crime rate of 4,692 crimes for every 100,000 people. This was much higher than the North Carolina average which was 3,110 crimes per 100,000 people. It was also higher compared to the US average (2,837 crimes per 100k people). The type of incident that was most frequently reported that year was theft.

The Wilmington Police Department is under the command of Police Chief Ralph M. Evangelous. The WPD is comprised of several bureaus and divisions – the Office of the Chief of Police, the Patrol Bureau, the Investigative Bureau, and the Administrative Services Bureau. The Patrol Bureau is the largest component of the department, providing patrol coverage to all areas within the city as well as being primarily responsible for responding to all calls for service. The Investigative Bureau, on the other hand, is divided into two sections. The Criminal Investigations Division handles follow-up investigations on violent crimes, domestic crimes, financial crimes, and property crimes, to name a few. The Special Investigations Division oversees investigations that involve gangs, narcotics, and federal task forces.

Wilmington Police Department:
615 Bess Street
Wilmington, NC 28402
910.343.3600

Wilmington Police Dept

Office Of the Chief:
910.343.3610
officeofthechief@wilmingtonnc.gov

Wilmington Police Facebook

Additional Information:
Address 1: 115 Red Cross St
City: Wilmington
State: North Carolina
Zip Code: 28401-3350
County: New Hanover County
Phone #: 910-343-3610
Fax #: 910-343-3636
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 100000
Number of Officers: 228

The New Hanover County Detention Facility is the jail used by the Wilmington Police Department. The facility, which is located on Juvenile Center Road, is operated by the Detention Division of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. The daily average inmate population in the jail is 569. Each inmate is allowed a 45-minute visit twice a week, up to 2 adult guests per visit. All visits must be scheduled ahead of time by the inmate. Visitation hours are from 1pm to 9pm daily.

New Hanover County Detention Facility
3950 Juvenile Center Rd.
Castle Hayne, NC 28429
910-798-4161

Open Records Request in Wilmington, North Carolina

The City Clerk’s Office is responsible for processing all public records requests submitted to the City of Wilmington. You can obtain a copy of the request form online. You will need to complete the form and submit it to this office along with the appropriate fee.

City Clerk’s Office:
P.O. Box 1810
Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone: 910.341.7816
Fax: 910.341.5823
Email: penny.spicer-sidbury@wilmingtonnc.gov

Police Reports in Wilmington, North Carolina

You can obtain copies of accident, arrest, and incident reports from the Wilmington Police Department online. The Crime Reports Database will require you to input the type of event you are looking for, the date it occurred or was reported, the name of the individual involved, and/or the location where the event occurred.

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