Albert Mills

Candidate for District 1

Responses to Wilmington Police Reform Survey

Will you vote to make all police disciplinary records public, and push for changes in state law necessary to make that possible?

Yes, I will support this type of legislative change at the state level. There needs to be appropriate legislation passed to avoid potential HR issues. 

Will you vote for an ordinance prohibiting Wilmington police from engaging in civil asset forfeiture?

Yes, I do support this measure, it also requires legislative change at the state level. 

Will you vote for Wilmington police to collect and publish data, including by race, on all pedestrian and traffic stops they conduct, including the reason for the stop?

Yes, I believe such data should be made available; it would help improve community/police relationships. 

Will you vote in favor of periodic psychological evaluations of Wilmington police officers? Will you vote for funds to mental health support for officers?

Yes, as a licensed master social worker, I know that mental health is paramount; especially in a high stress area such as law enforcement. 

Will you vote for issuing all Wilmington Police officers body cameras?


Since police officers are public servants, do you believe footage from arrest and police misconduct should be made public record?

Yes, with the proper legal protections in place. 

If elected would you create and/or vote yes on an ordinance to end “no knock warrants”?


Will you vote in favor of ending Operation Safe Streets, which utilizes aggressive policing tactics to harass Wilmington families and community members?

Yes, I favor more proactive policing engaging with the community to avoid the need for such reactive measures. 

Will you vote in favor of a community review board that has the power to investigate incidents and complaints, audit policy compliance, has hiring and firing authority, and make records and hearings public to the greatest extent possible?

Yes, this is very much needed

Will you require and fund Wilmington Police to operate a pre-arrest diversion program for people with substance abuse issues (a model similar to New Castle County’s Hero Help)?


Communities of color in Wilmington have borne the brunt of aggressive policing and war on crime policies for decades. Those communities also bear the scars of decades of discrimination in housing, education, and access to economic opportunity. What will you do as a Council member, Mayor, or treasurer to repair that harm?

As city councilman I will put the people of Wilmington first. First and foremost by having Councilmatic accountability upholding integrity of public office every day. Working for criminal justice reform and police accountability truly working with the community on crime prevention measures.  Working to reduce vacant housing and create low income housing opportunities throughout the city. Investing in economic development,  job creation and mental health support services: together these are the ways to reduce crime throughout the first district an entire city of Wilmington.