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How can I get the police to patrol my neighborhood more? I’m tired of cars speeding through it.

Brian Freskos
StarNews

City of Wilmington Police Officer CiLesha Perkins patrols the Monkey Junction area Thursday, April 26, 2012. Staff Photo By Matt Born

If you see motorists breaking the law in your neighborhood, call your local law enforcement agency to request a patrol.

Complaints about possible traffic violations in the city can be directed to the Wilmington Police Department at 343-3600. Sgt. Mike Donelson, who oversees the traffic unit there, has said that police keep a running list of complaints from citizens about perceived problem areas and try to run enforcement in those locations to resolve whatever issues might exist.

If you live in an unincorporated area of New Hanover County, call the sheriff’s office at 798-4200 and deputies will set up a special patrol, said spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer.

In Brunswick County, the best thing to do is call the sheriff’s office at 253-2777 and ask to speak with Capt. Clint Simpson, head of the patrol unit. Sgt. Del Routh, a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said it is important that the complainant tell the captain what time of day the traffic issue is occurring so deputies know when to be on the lookout.

In Pender County, the sheriff’s office can be reached at 259-1212. To make traffic complaints, call and ask for patrol, said Sheriff Carson Smith.

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One Response to “ How can I get the police to patrol my neighborhood more? I’m tired of cars speeding through it.”

  1. On November 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm Pender Wolcott wrote:

    I am sick of seeing people speed down 21st street at Wallace Park! The cops need to patrol and catch these hoods! They are driving through our neighborhood as a cut through between two high crime areas! The WPD would probably end up reducing crime just through traffic enforcement. Sometimes you can smell the drugs as they wizz by at 20mph over the speed limit!



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