More security cameras coming to Wilmington

 (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Wilmington city leaders and community advocates have launched a public safety group that plans to raise $250,000 to install security cameras in the city.

Mayor Dennis Williams, D-Wilmington, announced the First State Police Foundation on Tuesday. He said the foundation, comprised of corporate and civic leaders, will utilize private resources to address public safety issues.

The foundation will dedicate charitable donations and corporate sponsorship funding to local police departments to support public safety efforts. Its first pilot project will be the installment of cameras in the Eastside Rising community.

“I hope this foundation will spark a spirit of collaboration among law enforcement officials, business leaders and community stakeholders as we all work to fight crime in our city,” Williams said in a statement.

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“I thank all of the business and community leaders who have been at the forefront to establish our state’s first foundation directly addressing public safety.”

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