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New WPD scholarship to be offered to officers

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© The Wilmington Police Department is offering a new scholarship to its officers. © The Wilmington Police Department is offering a new scholarship to its officers.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT)- The Wilmington Police Department is offering a new scholarship to its officers.

The scholarship is called "Send a Cop to College".  Each one is worth a total of $1 thousand and will allow WPD employees to attend classes at Cape Fear Community College.

WPD Deputy Police Chief Mitch Cunningham, said the scholarship will allow officers to get a greater education and make more money in the workplace.

"Upon achieving their associate's degree, they're able to get another one thousand dollars in their paycheck so there are career aspirations that are met.  There are also financial opportunities for them as well," said Cunningham.

The department  will host a fundraiser for the scholarship fund on May 3rd on the campus of CFCC.

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