Wilmington-area police benefit from filmmaking

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police officers in the Cape Fear region are getting plenty of time on the clock thanks to the movies being filmed in the area.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports (http://bit.ly/Onet5a ) that the filmmaking puts dozens of law enforcement officers and fire crews to work directing traffic, providing security and ensuring residents' safety during stunts.

Law enforcement officials said the work is paid for by filmmakers, and it's expected to increase now that the feature film "We're the Millers," ''Iron Man 3," and new NBC TV series "Revolution" continue to film in the area.

Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said the extra work allows his department to increase its footprint in the community without costing taxpayers.

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Information from: The StarNews, http://starnewsonline.com

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