Wilmington Manor, DE

Tactics Used

Auto Seizure
Buyer Arrests
Community Service
Employment Loss
Identity Disclosure
IT Based Tactics
John School
License Suspension
Neighborhood Action
Public Education
Reverse Stings
SOAP Orders
Web Stings

Wilmington Manor is a community and census-designated place of about 8,000 residents in New Castle County, Delaware. Street prostitution has been reported in the community– sometimes referred to as “Manor Park”– for several years.

Among their efforts to address these issues, the New Castle County Police Department has conducted at least two reverse stings in the city since 2003. In May 2013, for example, NCCPD officers and officers with the Wilmington Police Department and Delaware State Police conducted “dual” stings targeting both sex buyers and prostituted women. Media outlets reported that teams of officers were stationed along major roadways in Wilmington Manor, New Castle, and Wilmington, where they targeted sex buyers “who solicited undercover female officers for sex and drugs.” In total, 13 sex buyers (and 10 prostituted women) were arrested as a result of the operation; all of their identities were disclosed to the public.

As of 2008, all individuals arrested and charged with prostitution-related offenses in New Castle County could have their names and arrest photos posted to the NCCPD website.

Key Partners

  • New Castle County Police Department
  • Wilmington Police Department
  • Delaware State Police
State Delaware
Type City
Population 8335
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