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CFCC Students Chosen to Design Wilmington’s New STING Center

Interior Design Students at Cape Fear Community College will get an opportunity to design the Wilmington Police Department’s new real-time crime center.

The design students worked with the police department to design the color scheme and floor plans that will be utilized in the construction of the Real-time Crime Center, or STING (Situational Tactics and Intelligence Nexus Group) Center, which is scheduled to start sometime in late July or early August, according to the department’s Grant Manager Malcolm Phelps.

The STING Center will help provide up-to-the-minute information to officers in the field by with the help of hundreds of video feeds, as well as gather information from state, local and federal law enforcement databases and social media to help fight crime in Wilmington. The police department will be transforming an existing room in headquarters into the new STING center.

According to Phelps, a former member of the police force and now in management at CFCC, his responsibilities include overseeing the school’s Interior Design Program. The department reached out to him to get in contact with the teacher and students, who agreed to help the police department design the STING center at no cost.

“We turned to Cape Fear design students and got some great ideas,” Phelps said.

The students split into two groups to develop the STING center’s design, which took them about two weeks to create.

Although construction is set to begin soon, a launch date for the STING center has not been announced, said Phelps.



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