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What are the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Police Department policies on cell phone use by deputies and officers?

Matt Tomsic
StarNews

The Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office do not have written cell phone policies for their officers and deputies.

Police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett said officers are trusted to act independently and follow state laws regarding cell phone use and driving.

Cpl. Jerry Brewer of the sheriff’s office said patrol deputies have to follow the same laws as everyone else. But jail personnel can’t bring their phones into the New Hanover County jail, unless the phone is issued by the sheriff’s office. Only certain supervisors, usually a lieutenant or higher rank, get those phones.

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One Response to “ What are the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington Police Department policies on cell phone use by deputies and officers?”

  1. On July 30, 2010 at 1:58 am Jeepster wrote:

    I’d also like to add that 90% of the officers and deputies out there in the street use their personal cell phones to do help their jobs because they are not issued by the agency. Money out of their own pocket to serve & protect.



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