WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The Wilmington Housing Authority and the Wilmington Police Department will hold an informational meeting Thursday evening for residents of the Creekwood Community.
This meeting will offer residents and opportunity to meet with officers and learn how they can gather resources or information from police.
Authorities are expected to talk about recent crime incidents and explain safety measures in place.
Officials with the WHA will discuss the ID Program, which is already in place, but will be enforced more vigilantly. Every resident in the area over the age of 10 is required to carry a photo ID.
Last week, project managers made contact with those who do not have an ID and will be issuing them one immediately.
WHA is looking into finding ways to give the Wilmington Police Department access into its database that lists who is a resident of the housing authority.
This will help officers know who should or should not be in the area when they are called to respond to an altercation or other incident.
Authorities are considering the implementation of a vehicle registration policy that would enable any un-registered cars in the area to be towed away. WHA Chairman Jeffrey Hovis said many times individuals from other areas are the ones causing problems.
This policy will be voted on in October, along with the discussion of how many guests should be allowed and if a curfew should be put into effect.
Employees of the Wilmington Housing Authority are required to sign in when they arrive. There is also discussion about adding an emergency alarm, so that anyone at the front desk can contact the alarm company immediately.
The Creekwood Community Emergency Meeting will be held at 6:00 Thursday evening at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2929 Princess Place Drive in Wilmington.
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