Monday, March 20, 2023

Monday is your chance to tour Wilmington Police Department’s Crime Lab

WILMINGTON — National Forensic Science Week kicks off Sunday. The Wilmington Police Department will host events throughout the week to celebrate the use of science in law enforcement and justice.

Monday, WPD is offering two, 30-minute tours through its crime lab. Residents planning to attend should arrive at police headquarters, 615 Bess St., 15 minutes before the scheduled tour. Tours will start at 2:15 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Wilmington City Council will read a proclamation for National Forensic Science Week Tuesday at the council meeting.

The department will also hold a STEM Night from 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday for high school and college students interested in a career in forensic science or in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field. STEM Night will include hands-on activities, presentations and a tour of the crime lab. Participants must be at least 15 years old and RSVP to secure a spot since only 25 spaces are available.

WPD will conclude its week-long celebration Thursday night with an event geared toward toward students in fourth to eighth grades. The Kids Safety Event will be open to 40 participants. During the event, kids will assemble ID kits and learn about internet safety and drug prevention. The program will also provide resources for parents.

To RSVP to the events, which are first-come, first-served, contact Kim Breeden at 910-409-9484 or

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