Mayor’s new policing plan divides Wilmington into three sectors Officers will be assigned to specific neighborhoods Written by Cris Barrish and Adam Taylor The News Journal
Each sector would be covered by roughly 60 officers overseen by a captain and a lieutenant, and include walking officers and those in cars who will be tasked with getting out of their cruisers to meet people who live and work there. The sectors are roughly the city’s northeast, southeast and western areas.
Supervisors would be held responsible if crime continues to skyrocket in their sectors, said Williams and Bobby Cummings, the police inspector in charge of operations. Police Chief Christine Dunning, whose job appeared in jeopardy last month when Williams said he might change leadership, was not at the meeting but has told the newspaper she supports the new deployment strategy.