Safety Division Programs
To aid in crime reduction and enhance the perception of safety in downtown Wilmington, Downtown Visions offers a range of services to property owners, businesses, residents, and visitors.
Safety Escort Service
Working late downtown or making your bank deposit? If you would like one of our friendly, uniformed Safety Ambassadors to escort you to your car, bus stop, the bank or anywhere else within the Business Improvement District, simply call Downtown Visions at 302.425.4200. Escorts are available Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. & Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Depending on demand, response time may vary.
Security Advisory Committee
Downtown Visions coordinates a biannual forum for over 40 Wilmington law enforcement officers and corporate security professionals from the retail, office, banking hospital, utility sectors. The forum provides an opportunity to discuss current crime trends and common concerns and to develop creative, unified strategies to aid the Wilmington Police Department in achieving their goal of making downtown Wilmington as safe as possible.
To report a crime to the Wilmington Police Department, please call 302.654.5151 or in case of emergency, call 911.
Security E-Mail Alert
Downtown Visions and the Wilmington Police Department have partnered to establish an emergency communications network called the Security E-Mail Alert List. This email list provides timely information to businesses, major employers, property owners, hospitals, residential groups, community leaders, law enforcement, first responders and private security representatives, among others. Information sent out via the Security E-Mail Alert network ranges from incidents having an immediate & serious impact on traffic and downtown safety (fires, accidents, severe weather, etc.) to information from the Wilmington Police Department concerning crime trends, notable arrests and other matters which effect the perception of downtown safety. We also send out various messages and press releases from the Office of the Mayor. For more information or to be added to the list, email Michael Maggitti at email@example.com.
Downtown Parking Committee
Downtown Visions facilitates discussions with the leaders of all downtown parking entities and members of the Wilmington Police Department to discuss crime trends and current patterns specific to parking venues. This Committee and Downtown Visions work with the Police Department to aid in the apprehension of criminals responsible for thefts of and from vehicles.
Safety Awareness Presentations
Downtown Visions conducts safety awareness presentations for corporations, office workers and anyone else whose group is interested in learning more about personal safety and crime prevention. Topics can include: personal safety, keeping your vehicle safe, and general Downtown Visions services. Presentations may be customized to suit your specific needs.
For more information or to schedule a Safety Awareness Presentation, please contact Michael Maggitti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safety Awareness Brochures & Materials
Downtown Visions offers free brochures for you or your business on such topics as parking smart and personal safety tips. We also offer free safety escort cards and magnets, conveniently sized to keep in your wallet or purse or in your office. We provide these brochures to office workers, retailers, and visitors to enhance awareness and reduce the opportunity for crime to occur. Click here for information on how to request copies.