During this year’s National Night Out, the Wilson community will celebrate the recent achievements of the Wilson Police Department and Wilson Fire/Rescue Services. In the last six months both agencies have earned a place among the most efficient, highest performing departments in the country.
Earlier this year, the Wilson Police Department achieved CALEA gold standard accreditation with excellence, the highest achievement a department can reach. The department has been accredited since 1987 but had not before received this level.
Wilson Fire/Rescue Services recently learned its inspection rating has improved to the highest level achievable, making the department one of the safest in North Carolina. WF/RS is the first department east of the Triangle to earn a Class 1 rating.
During National Night Out, Police Chief Thomas Hopkins and WF/RS Chief Albert Alston will recap the departments’ achievements. Police and Fire themed giveaways will also be a highlight of the night.
National Night Out is Friday, August 3 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Wilson County Library Lawn.