Wilmington PD celebrates grand opening of museum, education center
Published: Mar. 29, 2023 at 8:03 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2023 at 4:04 PM EDT
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new museum and education center on Wednesday, March 29.
The museum is located at WPD Headquarters at 615 Bess St.
“For years WPD has collected artifacts. The items are currently stored in a room away from employees and the public. WPD wants to proudly display these items and tell the history of our agency and our service to our community,” wrote City Manager Anthony Caudle previously in a proposal for the museum.
The department used $40,000 from state drug tax money to pay for the museum.
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